[DailyDot] Reported demise of French "three strikes law" greatly exaggerated

Contrary to previous reports, France’s HADOPI might not be in any danger of being repealed anytime soon, an expert told the Daily Dot. [...] France’s Minister of Culture, Aurélie Filippetti, told Le Nouvel Observateur that HADOPI’s funding, which is used in part to email citizens thought to be downloading copyrighted content, was “expensive to send a million emails” and had “not fulfilled its mission.” [...]

But Jérémie Zimmermann, cofounder of French digital rights advocacy group La Quadrature, told the Daily Dot that [...] “This declaration [...] has been mostly carried out of a context.” [...]

We will most likely end up with cosmetic changes to the law,” he said, “an increased efficiency in the objective of intimidating people and discouraging them from sharing.