French study: three strikes has little effect on online behavior




A French law that had to ensure that repeat downloaders of internet would be closed, had almost no effect. Also downloaders who had received a warning just kept downloading.

Copyright From the survey shows that 37.6 per cent of French people illegally downloading via P2P, and that 30 per cent previously used other methods. As many as 16.4 percent had already warning for illegal downloading, but was nevertheless doing it. Incidentally, there is only a downloader actually closed since the introduction of the law in 2009.

Users who were aware of the law, downloading as often as users who were not, though there was a slight difference in the amount of material that was downloaded. However, this difference is so small that it is not statistically significant, so no conclusions can be drawn. Incidentally, the number of music downloads from iTunes before the law has increased, but write the researchers to better information and not to the law.

Last year decided the new French government to weaken. complete the so-called Hadopi law The closing of downloaders no longer happening, though downloaders do get a fine of up to 1,500 euros. Also, a private copying levy, as in the Netherlands.

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