by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jun 17th 2010 1:07pm
France's "three strikes" Hadopi program was originally supposed to go into effect in January (technically, it did...), but concerns about how this conflicted with European and French data privacy laws resulted in holding off on actually enforcing the law. However, it looks like the French data protection agency has reviewed the law and is now allowing three strikes enforcement to proceed. Apparently, now Hadopi is going to start sending out notices by the end of the month. We had already noted that since the law went into effect (even if enforcement hadn't started), file sharing had increased in France (much of it through channels not covered by Hadopi), so we'll see what happens now that enforcement begins. And, we're still wondering will anyone actually buy more music?
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Former Intelligence Official Leaks Details Of NSA's Hack Of French Presidential Network
- France Passes Copyright Law Demanding Royalties For Every Image Search Engines Index Online
- Nice Officials Say They'll Sue Internet Users Who Share Photos Of French Fashion Police Fining Women In Burkinis
- French Government Wants A 'Global Initiative' To Undermine Encryption And Put Everyone At Risk
- Paris Court Says Search Engines Don't Need To Block Torrent Searches