AP reports that French Culture Minister anticipates cutting off access for one thousand people per day once the three strikes and you're out system takes effect.
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UPI reports that a member of the European Parliament says he will urge legal action against France for adopting the three-strikes rule. French Socialist MEP Guy Bono says he will to ask the European Commission, which has consistently supported the parliament's position against Internet access cut-offs, to initiate a lawsuit […]
France found itself at the centre of two major intellectual property stories yesterday. First, the French National Assembly adopted the "three strikes" approach that could result in the termination of Internet service for French subscribers (approved today by the Senate). The approach has been highly contentious and sets up a possible showdown with emerging European laws that protect access to the Internet. Second, as I blogged yesterday, the Business Software Alliance released its annual global piracy study.
Where is the connection?
IP Watch reports that the French National Assembly has adopted HADOPI, the three-strikes and you're out legislation. The bill passed with 296 in favour and 233 against.
The French National Assembly has rejected the three-strikes and you're out proposal. In a surprising vote, the Assembly voted 21 – 15 against, joining a growing list of countries that have dropped attempts to cut off access for Internet users based on unproven copyright infringement allegations.