A recently published study of 2,000 French Internet users found that the widely-publicized « three strikes » law hasn’t had much effect on how pirates get their content.
[…] The study found some evidence that determined pirates who are more well-informed about the law may have shifted away from using P2P networks and towards other methods of illegally sharing content, like « direct downloading » sites and newsgroup
[…] The Hadopi agency has proved unpopular in France. The government there has already backed off the biggest penalty—cutting off Internet access for habitual pirates. Funding for the agency has also been cut.