June 10, 2009 | Jim Killock

HADOPI is dead

From LQDN:

The Constitutionnal Council, highest jurisdiction in France gave its decision1 concerning the HADOPI "three strikes" law, final stage before the promulgation of the law. It decided that presumption of innocence is more important than the idiotic schemes from the entertainment industries to artificially prolong their obsolete models.

All sanctioning power (ie. disconnecting internet users) has been removed from the HADOPI.

"This is a great victory for citizens who proved they can altogether act to protect their Freedom. HADOPI's 'three strikes' is finally buried. All we have now is a big tax-sponsored spam machine for the entertainment industries. But this is not the end of Sarkozy's will to control the Internet. The next law, LOPPSI, is already on tracks and will be about filtering the content on the Internet. Citizens must celebrate this great victory but remain watchful..." declares Jérémie Zimmermann, cheerfully.

Comments (5)

  1. nil:
    Jul 20, 2009 at 07:04 PM

    unfortunately, it's still moving. the french government tries to get a patch this week against the HADOPI problems. But it's still flawed, none of the base issues are adressed, it's just a workaround.

    -> http://www.laquadrature.net/en/hadopi-raises-from-the-dead-still-as-flawed

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