09 April 2009

French "Three Strikes" Law Unexpectedly Thrown Out

In an incredible turn of events, the French HADOPI legislation, which seemed certain to become law, has been thrown out:

French lawmakers have unexpectedly rejected a bill that would have cut off the Internet connections of people who illegally download music or films.

On Open Enterprise blog.

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Crosbie Fitch said...

It would cut off people who had ALLEGEDLY infringed copyright. It's bad enough to do it for people who can be demonstrated to have infringed copyright.

Glyn Moody said...

Good point: (ironically, that's from AP - what were they saying about quality and all that?) - and without the need to prove anything....