Rod Of Justice For French Internet Infringers May SoftenPublished on 30 May 2012 @ 9:45 pm
Intellectual Property Watch
By Catherine Saez
The French “three-strike” law aimed at preventing illegal downloading of protected works on the internet, enacted in October 2009 after much controversy, may be modified by the newly elected French government, according to sources.
French blog Numerama reports (in French) that the so-called Hadopi law will not be abrogated but amended after several months of consultations with all the stakeholders.
In an article written by François Hollande, now French president, and published by French newspaper Le Monde on 3 March (in French), Hollande said protecting authors is a priority and piracy is not a minor problem to address, but a new economic model is to be found to address illegal downloading of protected works.
More on Hadopi here: (IPW, IP Live, 23 October 2009).