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Thursday June 13, 2013

France Disconnects First File-Sharer From the Internet

If you ask me, the $800 fine is more of a deterrent to me than getting booted off the internet for two weeks.

France is seen as the pioneer of so-called "three strikes" anti-piracy legislation, in which repeated file-sharing offenders are disconnected from the Internet. This week, following the issuing of millions of warning notices, the law has finally resulted in the first disconnection. The news comes as somewhat of a surprise since the Hadopi regime is set to be scrapped after doing little to stop online piracy.