The French Hadopi system of copyright warning notices has been in place for five years. Rather than a cake and champagne, the agency running it has released some stats to celebrate instead. Since September 2010, Hadopi has generated more than 5.4m initial warning notices; 504k second warnings; and 2.9k third and final warnings. But as TorrentFreak reports,
only one person has ever actually had their broadband disconnected for a couple of weeks after receiving three strikes. Instead, 400 cases have been referred for prosecution and possible fines in the hundreds of Euros. Hadopi’s report also revealed that it receives around 50k copyright notifications a day, but is only able to process around half of them. As we explained in the Music Ally Report earlier this week, though, the focus of the French music industry in 2015 is less on complaints about piracy, and more about the growth of streaming subscriptions – which industry body SNEP says are capable of driving growth in the market again.