Having been surprisingly voted down last month, the French Creation and Internet bill is back before the National Assembly, as the government tries to push it through – presumably they’ll make sure more politicians turn up to the crucial vote this time round. However, Ars Technica points out that the European Parliament continues to work on telecoms legislation that could conceivably make the French policy illegal. It’s anyone’s guess what the final European legislation will say, though – the latest development appears to be a clause saying governments CAN cut off people’s internet access, but only if an “impartial and independent tribunal” agrees. Meanwhile, French consumer groups opposed to the Creation and Internet bill are planning a protest march on 1 May in Paris.

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