Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Friday March 30, 2012

French ‘Three Strikes’ Law Slashes Piracy

What do you think it mean when a new "three strikes" law has literally cut piracy in half in just one year but there has been no uptick at all in legit music / movie sales? Hmmm, could it be that maybe people pirate stuff because they don't want to pay for it?

A new report on the effectiveness of the French three-strikes anti-piracy law claims that it managed to cut Internet piracy in half last year. While lobbyists are making preparations to show these great results to politicians worldwide, there is one thing the report fails to mention. Despite the claimed decrease in piracy, revenues through legal channels are down as well. This is strange, because in previous years these losses were solely attributed to piracy.