French anti-piracy body Hadopi has published some new stats for 2012, saying that it sent out just over 613k email warnings to alleged filesharers, 54.7k registered-mail warnings, and passed 305 cases on for further action. However, amid increased scrutiny from politicians of whether Hadopi is delivering value for money, the body has also published the results of a survey of 1,530 consumers to prove its worth. The survey indicates that 20% of French internet users were downloading media illegally online in December 2011, but that this had fallen to 15% by October 2012. 78% of people say they only download digital content from licensed services, up from 71% at the end of 2011. Meanwhile, 51% of respondents said their main motivation for downloading legally is to stay within the law. As ever, the other factor besides Hadopi and its warning letters is the availability and promotion of legal content services in France.

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