France's three-strikes copyright rule is unconstitutional and hence dead


10 Responses to “France's three-strikes copyright rule is unconstitutional and hence dead”

  1. Pantograph says:

    HADOPI -> LOPPSI -> ???

    The next one is going to be called BOXXY.

  2. dapascha says:

    Woohoo! Go Frenchies! I was a one-issue voter in last weeks EU parliament-election (in Holland), so I voted for the only (Dutch) person I could find that explicitly rejected the EU-variant of this ridiculous idea: Sophie in’t Veld (D66).

    I’m a big fan of France as a country (it has cool people, too!) so am quite happy to read about this.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It was a close call, but I’m relieved it was rejected on those grounds.

    @Dapascha : reactions similar to yours could also have been behind the rise of Green party in France to #3 (16.28%), only 30,000 votes behind #2 socialist party (16.48) at those elections.

    The Green party was the only one vocally opposed to this project from the beginning.

    And thanks :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    ref. 4

    Concur. I voted green for this same reason. Would have voted for the pirat party but they were no french pirat party candidates to EU.

    Keeping in mind, this is a poor victory. France is going the surveillance / repressive road like many others EU states. Bad times.

  5. Anonymous says:

    “The Green party was the only one vocally opposed to this project from the beginning.”
    Even if the Socialist party was not very vocal about Hadopi, they are the one (especially Patrick Bloche and Christian Paul) who contested the law under the Constitutional Council. Thanks to them !

  6. FutureNerd says:

    “It [the Constitutional Council] decided that presumption of innocence is more important than the idiotic schemes from the entertainment industries to artificially prolong their obsolete models.”

    Not mere dry reportage but a generous ladle of gravy as well!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Yay, I’m french and this is a big relief for a lot of people here. But Big Brother is still coming to watch us, thanks to the frightening LOPPSI stuff.

    The actual french government is so not aware of what is going on with the youth and the Internet, this is a real shame…


  8. Anonymous says:



    Wait that’s not how it works, now does it?

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, V like Victory, V like Vendetta, now they have killed Hadopi, let’s slaughter Loppsi. People, mouse in hand, en guarde !

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