Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday July 10, 2013

France Kills 3-Strikes Disconnection Penalty

It looks like, instead of kicking copyright infringers off the internet, the French government would rather have more money. Imagine that.

After years of debate and controversy the French Government has finally backtracked on the law which allowed errant subscribers to be disconnected from the Internet. This morning a decree was published which removed the possibility for file-sharers to have their connections cut for copyright infringement. Instead, those caught by rightsholders will now be subjected to a system of automated fines.