French Parliament Say Non to Sarkozy-style "Three Strikes" Internet rule

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Danny O'Brien sez,

The anti-three strikes amendment, condemning policies that would throw citizens off the Net, has cleared the European Parliament!

The French government lobbied and fought at the last minute to stop the language, writing to all French MEPs, and splitting it into two (one against bad things that might hurt the Net and society, and the other specifically highlighting Internet termination as an example of the above). Both parts got a majority in the Euro Parliament.

Awesome work by everyone against a concerted IFPI lobbying campaign. EFF's summary; more details from new French advocacy group Squaring the Net.

(Thanks, Danny!)