French Internet Piracy Law
April 09, 2009 at 10:15 AM
The French parliament has declined to pass a controversial law that would have banned illegal downloaders from internet access. Création et internet, also known as the Hadopi law or the three-strikes law, would have required internet service providers to disconnect customers who were caught downloading illegally three times.
Information in English is available at various news sites. Details in French are available from the website of the French National Assembly: PROJET DE LOI FAVORISANT LA DIFFUSION ET LA PROTECTION DE LA CRÉATION SUR INTERNET.
For related materials, see the website of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, which conducted a field hearing into internet piracy on Monday, April 6th: Sinking the Copyright Pirates.