AP reports that French Culture Minister anticipates cutting off access for one thousand people per day once the three strikes and you're out system takes effect.
One Thousand Connections Per Day
May 22, 2009
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One thousand people to leave their home
You are accused by MediaSentry of downloading something
Your landlord gets an e-mail with this:
1.) Disable access to the individual who has engaged in the conduct described above; and
2.) Terminate any and all accounts that this individual has through youâ€
Your landlord terminates your lease and tells you to leave the apartment.
And one thousand people per day.
It is happening already, in Australia.
“One strike and you are homeless”
“One Thousand Disconnections Per Day” would be a slightly more accurate headline.
I wonder how this will affect piracy in France? Will casual pirates change their behaviour or become more determined? Will they change their children’s behaviour? Will honest people get disconnected for legal use of P2P or erroneous infringement accusations? How do France’s ISP’s feel about losing 1000 paying customers / day?
The refuge of the determined pirate are many. Legislation like this will simply drive them deeper and deeper into the darknet. If there was any possible way to stop illegal file copying we’d have used it on child pornography by now.
You will have to continue paying for your Internet connection, you just won’t be allowed to use it anymore. ISPs are thus technically not losing any money.
Just a minute here…
“You will have to continue paying for your Internet connection, you just won’t be allowed to use it anymore. ISPs are thus technically not losing any money.”
I heard this, too. And it doesn’t make sense. How can something like this hold up in court?
This disconnect rate approaches 1/2 the birth rate
The population of France is huge, at about 662,448,977
people, but they live in families of more than one
person, and they are only born at about twice the rate
they’re being cut off from use of the net.
If the disconnections happen, in five years there will
be an underclass of 1,800,000 families with no right
to use the internet, many of whom will include adults
of voting age.
The politicians who’ve voted for this proposal can look
forward to being held up to public approbation for
trying to create this underclass, and some large number
of unhappy voters, arguably everyone whose been cut off
because of a accusation against their children. If the
disconnections are found to target specific groups such
as the North Africans, they will also face new concerns
All in all, not the kind of initiative that will lead to