Almost a law: French National Assembly passes ‘3 strikes’ anti-piracy bill


Oh, news flash! Looks like the French National Assembly passed the controversial three-strikes-and-you’re-out law. (Yes, this is after rejecting it about a month ago.) Simply put, if some new state agency catches you illegally downloading three times you’ll be disconnected from the Internet for one year.

The bill goes to the Senate tomorrow for final approval.

And while I’d like to know, specifically, what this means—are you booted from your ISP, or prevented from signing with another ISP during the ban year?—we already disccused the implications in the official CrunchGear chat room. This is how we discussed it:


Let’s wait until the bill is 100 percent codified before we freak out, yes?