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Hadopi Accused Of 'Massaging' The Numbers To Make Anti-Piracy Activity Look Better

by Mike Masnick

in Techdirt, 4 April 2012

Monica Horten from IPtegrity looks at a few different sources that raise serious
questions about the Hadopi report. What the analysis shows is that P2P file sharing is still
increasing in France.

*To view my article seeHadopi – has it massaged the numbers?

(more from Techdirt):

The "decline" is not in absolute numbers, but in relative numbers, compared
to other sources -- such as streaming. And streaming has gone up quite a bit. An analysis in the
French publication Le Figaro highlights how P2P and streaming appear to have basically flip


On top of that, France Telecom, who has said that P2P use continues to grow, has also noted that
it saw "a marked increase in levels of encrypted traffic since the Hadopi notice-sending began,"
suggesting that there's plenty of file sharing going on via encrypted channels that Hadopi simply
can't track.
Furthermore, Horten points to a Numerama report that highlights the fact that Hadopi's numbers
come from the IFPI and ALPA. ALPA is a French anti-piracy organization. In other words,
organizations who have a long history of fudging their own numbers.



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