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Old 02-20-2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by mr ploppy View Post
Are there any statistics on the number of people encrypting their internet traffic to get around Hadopi snooping? Considering the cost of administrating it (which presumably the French tax payers cover?) there hasn't been much of an increase in digital sales. Certainly not enough for the tax revenue from those sales to cover the cost of Hadopi.
Hmmm. Should the law really be based on whether the cost of enforcement exceeds the economic benefit? That strikes me as the wrong way to look at it. Surely the law should exist because it's wrong to download stuff without paying for it, shouldn't it?

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You would also need to factor in the affect on profits in other entertainment related industries restaurants, cinema, etc. People would still need to buy blank media to backup their digital purchases (though obviously a lot less than they would have been buying before), so there would be less disposable income left over for other forms of entertainmnet.
So we shouldn't prosecute criminals because, as a result of their crimes, they have more disposable income?
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