Legal Authority Kills French Three-Strikes Law

The French Hadopi legislation passed last month introduced draconian measures to combat piracy, including a “three strikes” regime for persistent copyright infringers. However, France’s highest constitutional authority today ruled that Internet access is a fundamental human right and killed the three-strikes provision.

Link: http://torrentfreak.com/legal-authority-kills-french-three-strikes-law-090610/

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Ars Technica has an article on this issue also: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/06/french-court-savages-3-strikes-law-tosses-it-out.ars

The constitutional council made a very strong ruling against the three-strikes law, arguing that it tries to completely undermine the principle that every man is innocent until proved guilty, and that the law would have been a blow against freedom of speech.

Internet access is indeed becoming essential to function in today’s society, and it’s nice to see the highest court in France acknowledging this! :clap: