French ‘three strikes’ piracy law faces major reversal as leaders question ultimate penalty | The Verge

Despite the “three strikes” law gaining a lot of press — and being emulated in some form by the US, UK, and others — music piracy has actually risen in France. Some have called the law ineffective, noting that very few internet suspensions have actually gone through, with many third strikes being reduced in court to fines or suspended sentences. “If you cannot chop off a few heads as an example, then the chopping machine inspires less fear,” said a spokesman for La Quadrature du Net, an advocacy group that’s firmly against the anti-piracy law.

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