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Piracy. Arcom will soon replace Hadopi to track illegal downloads

2019-10-10T11:12:13.928Z

The CSA and the Hadopi will soon merge into a single entity called Arcom. This authority, which will see the light of day as part of the future audiovisual reform, will be the new gendarme of audiovisual and digital content.



The CSA and the Hadopi will soon merge into a single entity called Arcom. This authority, which will see the light of day as part of the future audiovisual reform, will be the new gendarme of audiovisual and digital content.

In the framework of the major reform of the audio-visual which it prepares, the Minister of the Culture Franck Riester foresees notably the fusion of the CSA and the Hadopi (the anti-piracy agency) within a new super-regulator: the Regulatory Authority for Audiovisual and Digital Communication (Arcom). "This new content constable will be able to operate as well on television as on the Internet" , specifies the specialized site Lesnumeriques.com.

This reform - the most important in the audio-visual since the law of 1986 (which had created the CSA) - will be presented "end of November" in the Council of Ministers, and its examination in the Parliament will begin in January 2020, confirmed there is few days Franck Riester.

Infiltrate hacker forums

Ten years ago to fight against piracy, the Hadopi (High Authority for the dissemination of works and the protection of rights on the Internet) will disappear. Like her, the Arcom will have in its sights piracy on the Internet via Peer to Peer sites, illegal streaming, Mirror sites or hacking sports retransmissions.

On the sanctions side, the hacker will start by receiving an email, says Lesnumeriques.com . In the bill (which can be downloaded from the Nextinpact.com website), we also learn that the Arcom teams will be allowed to "participate under a pseudonym in electronic exchanges likely to relate to these offenses. » . Clearly, to infiltrate the discussion forums related to the illegal download. They may also "acquire and study the hardware and software to facilitate the commission of acts of counterfeiting" .

To respect the copyright

LesNumeriques.com underlines that the list of pirate sites will be made public "to put pressure on the hosts and force them to tighten the screw to the infringing sites" . Finally, Arcom's mission is to enforce copyright. Content delivery platforms, such as YouTube, will be required to "perform a pre-release check" .

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