France looks set to increase funding and power for its controversial piracy-battling Hadopi agency. […]
Hadopi (Haute autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur l’internet) has not been particularly successful, and has seen its budget steadily decline from a high of €12m to just €6m for 2015. […]
Pellerin described the blacklists as “interesting and sensible.”
“The establishment and the publication of blacklists appear to be perfectly in line with the competencies of the Hadopi,” said Pellerin.
But EDRi sees the mechanism as “censorship.” […]