Hadopi no longer forgets internet users who have shared IP addresses

A major Hadopy’s flaw will be sealed more than 10 years after its release. From January 1, the authority will no longer forget Internet users who use a shared IP (also called braided IP). At the start of the year, NextInpact revealed that around 30% of files are sent to the recycle bin each year because of this “bug”. This prevents Hadopi from being able to correctly identify the owner of the IP, and therefore from sending him a first warning.

Activity report 2015/2016. Credit: Hadupee.

Due to the lack of IP addresses, some ISPs may resort to the address pool. To determine which is which, it is then necessary to specify the source port number. Problem: This has not yet been reported to the authority. Internet users using a shared IP address were unable to receive Hadope’s first “graduated response” email, and thus fell through the loopholes.

Hadopi did not spot the problem, because it was already mentioned in 2015 in a report and then mentioned again in 2019. At the launch of Hadopi, the practice of IP basketry was less widespread than today, while there were many uncertainties. its sustainability. Authority: All of this undoubtedly played a role in this lack of corrective action. It took 11 years (!) And the merger of HADOPI and CSA before a decree was issued in the Official Journal.

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