Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Three Strikes Strikes Out

The French Three Strikes law has stuck out in that country's Constitutional Court - - le Conseil constitutionnel:

AFP - France's highest legal authority on Wednesday struck down a key provision of a contested Internet piracy law that set up a new state agency to cut off offenders from the web.

The Constitutional Council ruled that "free access to public communication services on line" was a human right, and that only a judge should have the power to strike an individual from the Internet.
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Here's the breaking story from AFP.

And here's much more detail from Ars Technica

And from Cory Doctorow at Boing Boing.

And here's the decision.


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