Piracy In France Has Been Dropped By Half, But Media Revenue Has Dropped Too

Posted Apr 1, 2012

In 2010, a gradual response program was introduced in France to reduce the amount of illegal downloads by enforcing harsher penalties on people that share files. The problem is that the French music and movie revenues fell too. The French music market fell 3.9% in 2011 and the video market fell 2.7%.

“To sum it up. in 2011 online piracy was slashed in half according to the Hadopi report, but despite this unprecedented decline the movie and music industries managed to generate less revenue than in 2010. If we follow the logic employed by the anti-piracy lobby during the past decade, this means that piracy is actually boosting sales,” stated Ernesto of TorrentFreak.