[Ars Technica] European Parliament smacks down France on three strikes law

The European Parliament today sent a message to countries like France, as 88 percent of MEPs voted to require that judges be involved in any attempt to disconnect people's Internet connections. The issue threatens to hold up telecoms reform in the EU. [...]

"The massive re-adoption of amendment 138/46 [on graduated response] rather than the softer compromise negotiated by rapporteur Trautmann with the Council is an even stronger statement. These two elements alone confirm that the French 'three strikes' scheme, HADOPI, is dead already," said Jérémie Zimmermann, co-founder of La Quadrature du Net.