It’s no secret that copyright lobbyists do whatever it takes to justify stronger anti-piracy measures, but sometimes they take things too far.
Comments made by the Nicolas Seydoux, President of the French film company Gaumont and the local anti-piracy outfit ALPA, are a good example.
In a recent article he praises actions that were taken in France to stop piracy. The HADOPI three-stikes law in particular has been rather effective according to Seydoux.
In fact, the anti-piracy efforts achieved what no one thought would be possible. It completely killed online movie piracy.
“Between 15 May and 15 December 2011, no French film has been downloaded from the Internet,” Seydoux claims.
Now that’s what we call effective….