Hadopi, the High Authority for the distribution of Works and the Protection of Rights on the Internet, is an independent public authority, Its missions are set out in the Creation and Internet Act dated 12 June 2009 :
•    encouraging the development of legal supply and observing the legal and illegal use of works on the Internet,
•    protecting works from violations of rights, through the graduated response procedure;
•    regulating the use of technical protection measures.
The High Authority’s fields of action and missions were set out in the Code on Intellectual Property.