France Rejects 3 Strikes Anti-Piracy Law

Last week, the French Parliament passed a new law requiring Internet service providers to cut off Internet access for persistent copyright offenders. Since the parliament voted in favor of the law, everyone — including the most fanatical critics — believed that it would easily pass through Senate and the National Assembly — but it didn’t. After a two hour discussion, the law was rejected by the National Assembly with 21 votes against and 15 votes in favour. According to early reports, the Socialist deputies changed their initial position and decided to vote against the law after witnessing the mass opposition from the French public

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