There has been an interesting development in France’s attempt to reduce illegal downloading of copyrighted materials. The idea was to implement a “three strikes and you are out” rule, the penalty being suspension of internet connection to those repeatedly infringing copyright through illegal downloads.
“Judges deemed that two parts of the legislation …contravened two major areas of the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen”.
They go on to report however that:
“the French Government would resubmit the law to Parliament, taking account of the Court’s objections”
Seems the possibility that such measures could help reduce internet piracy by up to 70% are just too tempting despite the controversy? (see reference to the “Digital Britain Report” again on ZeroPaid.com)