You might think that the French Constitutional Council’s decision to slap down the three-strikes element of the proposed Creation and Internet law was a defeat, particularly for culture minister Christina Albanel, who had backed the bill. She doesn’t agree. In fact, she has welcomed the ruling because “the principle of a pedagogical device to stop piracy was validated”. It seems the law will be redrafted to bring judges into the proposed HADOPI process, ensuring that if people have their internet connections cut off, it’s been rubber-stamped by the judiciary. Something tells us this won’t be as simple as Albanel suggests.
French culture minister claims victory from the jaws of defeat
June 12th, 2009 by Music Ally