France’s Hadopi commission, tasked with enforcing the country’s anti-piracy regime, has had its budget cut by €2 million.
Hadopi is the body behind France’s controversial three-strikes ant-piracy system. It’s president, Marie-Françoise Marais has confirmed that its budget will be reduced from €11 million to €9 million.
France’s Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti branded the scheme as ineffective in August suggesting she was ready to cut the powers of the enforcing body.
But, in September, Hadopi itself claimed a 90% response rate from first-time infringers who found themselves at the sharp end of the scheme.
Source: Digital TV Europe