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French illegal downloads agency Hadopi may be abolished
According to recent statistics, Hadopi has sent 1 million warning emails, 99,000 "strike two" letters and identified 314 people for referral to the courts for possible disconnection. No one has actually been disconnected.

According to Aurelie Filipetti, culture minister in the new French Government, Hadopi has been nothing but a waste of money.

"€12 million per year and 60 officials; that's an expensive way to send 1 million emails," Filipetti said. "Hadopi has not fulfilled its mission of developing legal downloads. I prefer to reduce the funding of things that have not been proven to be useful."


0 disconnections. Not one.
hadopi  privacy  law  three-strikes  france  money 
august 2012 by jm
French ‘Three Strikes’ Law Slashes Piracy, But Fails to Boost Sales
Hadopi report says piracy dropped in France by between 17% and 66% during 2011, while Hadopi was in force; however the SEVN report on 2011 notes that legitimate sales of video dropped by 2.7%, ironically blaming 'the continually high level of piracy despite counter measures adopted under the HADOPI law' (http://www.dvd-intelligence.com/display-article.php?article=1676), and the SNEP report on 2011 sales of audio indicates that the market dropped by 3.9% (http://www.telecompaper.com/news/french-online-music-worth-eur-110-mln-in-2011-study). Hard not to come to a conclusion that actions against piracy do not improve sales
france  hadopi  legal  music  piracy  sales  revenues  sevn  snep  video 
april 2012 by jm
French President’s Residence ‘Busted’ For BitTorrent Piracy | TorrentFreak
'According to data from YouHaveDownloaded.com, a range of downloads have been actioned from the Palace including a cam copy of Tower Heist, a telesync copy of Arthur Christmas, and music from The Beach Boys.' I love this. The data is, of course, filled with potential inaccuracies -- and that's the point
bittorrent  surveillance  downloading  internet  privacy  france  hadopi 
december 2011 by jm
LINX Public Affairs » Scarlet wins in European Court
'The Court judgement therefore goes well beyond saying what a court may decide, by means of an injunction: it also sets out the limits of Member States’ powers to legislate to draft ISPs as copyright police. It will be a crucial precedent in future arguments about the Digital Economy Act, in the UK, HADOPI in France, various blocking requirements in Italy, and numerous other schemes across the EU. As victories for ISPs in the copyright wars go, this one was comprehensive. It will be seen as a landmark ruling for years to come.' woot
linx  scarlet  isps  hadopi  eu  privacy  filtering  copyright  irma  filesharing 
november 2011 by jm
Draft Functional Spec of Hadopi "securisation" software
Crazy suggestions leaked from the French anti-piracy authority. Mandatory host-based and router-based anti-piracy software and firmware with blocklists of suspect keywords, suspicious applications, TCP ports, protocols; detect suspicious apps installed; detect use of open wifi; detect use of anti-filtering/anti-blocking "workarounds" (ie. VPNs and Tor). Log all this to a dual journal, one of which will be encrypted using key escrow (presumably for use in prosecutions), retaining data for a year. Basically, a mandatory snooping infrastructure. Where would this leave Macs and Linux for French users?
hadopi  piracy  filtering  snooping  big-brother  1984  via:adulau  vpn  tor  blocklists  from delicious
july 2010 by jm
French Anti-Piracy Organisation Hadopi Uses Pirated Font In Own Logo
'Of course you have to appreciate the irony – the agency in charge of enforcing France’s new anti-piracy legislation using a pirated proprietary font in its very own logo.' hoho! hoist by their own petard
hadopi  piracy  copyright  design  fail  france  fonts  typography  logos  ip  from delicious
january 2010 by jm

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