France Mulls Three-Strikes Law Amid Privacy Objections

The French National Assembly on Tuesday approved a draft “three strikes” law that would allow authorities to cut off Internet access to piracy offenders.

The measure, which France’s Senate passed in July, was narrowly approved by the parliament with a vote of 285 to 225, and is viewed as a compromise to a similar law that was rejected for being too harsh. The current provision would slap offenders who ignore an email warning and a registered letter with a fine of up to 300,000 euros (about $440,000) or a jail sentence, and would even fine parents for their children’s illegal downloading.

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