by Mike Masnick
Mon, Nov 3rd 2008 6:52am
Despite the fact that the EU Parliament rejected the concept of a "three strikes" law for kicking people off the internet, and warned member countries that such laws interfered with civil rights and privacy rights of individuals, France is moving forward with such a law. The EU Parliament specifically had called on France to reconsider such a law, but the French Senate has approved the law by an overwhelming majority, 297 to 15. The law still needs approval from the lower house of Parliament as well, but it's disappointing that any government body would approve such a law after it's been shown to be both unnecessary and destructive.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- French Regulating Body Says Google Must Honor Right To Be Forgotten Across All Of Its Domains
- No Library For You: French Authorities Threatening To Close An App That Lets People Share Physical Books
- Family Of Marcel Duchamp Gets 3D Print Design For Duchamp Chess Set Removed Back Into History Over Copyright
- Carl Malamud Asks YouTube To Institute Three Strikes Policy For Those Who Abuse Takedowns
- Google To French Regulators Looking To Expand 'Right To Be Forgotten' Globally: Forget About It