Monday, November 03, 2008

Trois strikes et outez: French lawmakers bend to labels' whims

The unpopular 'three strikes and you're out' idea beloved of record labels and movie studios, which would see people disenfranchised by being kicked off the internet on the say so of media companies, is edging towards becoming law in France. The only good news for French people who like their laws to be made for them, rather than paranoid multinational corporations, is that the EU seems determined to strike down any such law, what with how cutting people off from the free flow of news and information to pacify the RIAA is counter to human rights and common sense.