What’s the best way to stamp out piracy? In France, the entertainment industry was successful in pushing a ‘three strikes’ law that would boot serial infringers from the web.
That went into effect in October 2010. So how’s it doing?
According to HADOPI, the agency tasked with administering and enforcing the law of the same name, things are going just great.
A report it released, which looked at data for the 17-month period following the law’s implementation, claims that “illegal downloading [is] clearly on the decline in France.”