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[TF] France Starts Reporting ‘Millions’ of File-Sharers

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This week the controversial French three-strikes anti-piracy law Hadopi went live. Copyright holders are currently in the process of sending out tens of thousands of IP-addresses of alleged infringers to Internet service providers, and this will increase to over a million in a few weeks. The ISPs have to hand over the identities of the associated accounts to the authorities within a week, or face a fine of 1500 euros per unidentified IP-address.
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I'm wondering when the US will employ something like this.
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Good news
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Yay, another massive leap backwards for human rights, privacy and fairness.
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Yay, another massive leap backwards for human rights, privacy and fairness.
Downloading movies/music is illegal, and governments have the obligation to uphold their laws. The problem is illegal file sharing is so prevalent today, that it's akin to people stealing in broad daylight. People have always made mix tapes and copied VCRs, but when you google a song name and 1/2 of the results are illegally hosted free versions of the song, I can see why a government would need to do something about it.

Due to the inherent nature of digital media, there's always going to be a file sharing underground, just as there always has been.

I much prefer this approach ($1500 fine after 3 strikes) over having the MPAA threaten to sue you for like 250k dollars for a few albums, which is borderline blackmail.
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Yay, another massive leap backwards for human rights, privacy and fairness.
It is france. I am not surprised at all.
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This may be the first war the French are going to win...



... Or not.
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Good news
Are you serious?
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Downloading movies/music is illegal, and governments have the obligation to uphold their laws. The problem is illegal file sharing is so prevalent today, that it's akin to people stealing in broad daylight. People have always made mix tapes and copied VCRs, but when you google a song name and 1/2 of the results are illegally hosted free versions of the song, I can see why a government would need to do something about it.

Due to the inherent nature of digital media, there's always going to be a file sharing underground, just as there always has been.

I much prefer this approach ($1500 fine after 3 strikes) over having the MPAA threaten to sue you for like 250k dollars for a few albums, which is borderline blackmail.
Perhaps you should read a bit better, it says:

"The ISPs have to hand over the identities of the associated accounts to the authorities within a week, or face a fine of 1500 euros per unidentified IP-address."

No word on the fine that the people getting the three strikes will be getting. I expect that to be the standard of getting sued and having to settle for way too much.

Asides that, downloading movies/series/music over here (as in, where I live) isn't actually illegal. Programs (as in, games etc.) however are.
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I'm wondering when the US will employ something like this.
that will epically suck. I have to hurry and torrent.
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Private trackers ftw.
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