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Penalty of a 15-day internet suspension handed down against a peer-to-peer user by a French court last summer will not actually be enforced

September 5th, 2013 |  Published in Copyright


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5 September 2013 – PCInpact is reporting (click here) that the penalty of a 15-day internet suspension handed down against a peer-to-peer user by a French court last summer will not actually be enforced.  After the judgment was rendered (for having failed to properly secure his internet access after having received warnings pursuant to France’s three-strike HADOPI statute) but before it actually became res judicata (due to the delay for appeals and the fact that it was a default judgment), the decree of July 8th 2013 (click here) was promulgated, eliminating the third strike of internet suspension.  As a result, in accordance with the principles of French criminal law, the penalty cannot be enforced.


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