In 10 Years Of Existence, The Long-Running French Farce Known As Hadopi Has Imposed Just €87,000 In Fines, But Cost Taxpayers €82 Million

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 03:22:38 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
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"The French anti-piracy framework known as Hadopi began as tragedy and
soon turned into farce. It was tragic that so much energy was wasted on
putting together a system that was designed to throw ordinary users off
the Internet -- the infamous "three strikes and you're out" approach --
rather than encouraging better legal offerings. Four years after the
Hadopi system was created in 2009, it descended into farce when the
French government struck down the signature three strikes punishment
because it had failed to bring the promised benefits to the copyright
world. Indeed, Hadopi had failed to do anything much: its first and only
suspension was suspended, and a detailed study of the three strikes
approach showed it was a failure from just about every viewpoint.
Nonetheless, Hadopi has staggered on, sending out its largely ignored
warnings to people for allegedly downloading unauthorized copies of
material, and imposing a few fines on those unlucky enough to get caught
repeatedly."

Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "just shut down this joke"

Cheers,
        *** Xanni ***
--
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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