Hadopi Plans to Nearly Double Copyright Infringement Warnings in 2013

TorrentFreak (based on a Numerama report) is reporting that France's anti-piracy agency Hadopi expects to send out more than 1.1 million strike warnings this year – up dramatically from 668,000 in 2012 – and the agency is increasing its activities even after it saw a 25 percent cut in its 2013 budget.

The agency has also published new data on how France's citizens are consuming both legal and illegal content online and its "successes" in getting people back into official channels to buy media content. The data is based on a survey, so it should likely be taken with a grain of salt.

According to other data from Hadopi, the agency sent out 613,271 e-mail warnings in 2012, 54,712 warnings were delivered via registered mail, and 305 cases were sent for further action.

In 2010 France became one of the first countries to initiate a three-strikes system to deal with online piracy. The U.S. is using a Six Strikes system put together by rights holders and service providers, but is not endorsed or financially funded through tax dollars.

Source: TorrentFreak

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