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Illegal Internet downloading: French court strikes down “three strikes and you’re out” plan
The law would have allowed a government commission, rather than a court, to disconnect people who repeatedly downloaded copyrighted content over the Internet. The constitutional court, which is the highest court in France, said that the law “violated the principles of free speech and presumed innocence.”
With the Pirate Party winning a seat as an MEP for Sweden, it seems as if the entertainment industries are losing the legal battles. Perhaps we should all accept that it is time to focus on new business models rather than fighting yesterday’s battles.