French Senate Approves New 'Three-Strikes' P2P Bill

After France's highest legal authority stripped the teeth out of a law that would have severed the Internet connections of repeat file-swappers, the French Senate has passed a new, modified "three-strikes" bill, TorrentFreak reports. The Constitutional Council said that citizens deserved a court hearing, and that a court order was necessary before an Internet account could be severed -- instead of leaving it up to an independent agency called Hadopi. more

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