Hadopi update – ten cases go to Judge
July 15, 2011
TorrentFreak has blogged that the Hadopi organisation, after monitoring 18 million Internet users and having to take a break following a data leak (the metering was carried out by a contractor, Trident Media Guard) passed on 900,000 suspect IP addresses. 470,000 received first warnings, 20,000 second warnings and 10 have been passed to a Judge; they could be cut off and/or receive a €1500 fine.
As a result of ‘watching’ 18 million users – all of whom should be p2p users to justify the exercise – Reporters Without Borders reclassified France a ‘a country under surveillance.’