Sunday, March 28, 2010

Piracy up in France after tough three-strikes law passed

France's toughest-in-the-world Internet disconnection law has yet to start cutting off P2P pirates, but the "Hadopi" law has been on the books long enough to see how its provisions are altering behavior. According to a team of French researchers, online copyright infringement is down on P2P networks—but it's up in areas that the law doesn't cover, such as online streaming and one-click download services like Rapidshare.

In fact, since the law was passed, total infringing behavior has actually increased by three percent.

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[link to original | source: Ars Technica - Law & Disorder | published: 20 hours ago | shared via feedly]

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