Piracy UP in France after draconian (no proof required) “3 Strikes law.” http://bit.ly/bxL2eH That was effective!! not.
Like the ACTA treaty would likely force the US to follow, the “Hadopi” law kicks users off the internet after three accusations of piracy. Given that accusations in the RIAA’s “sue our customers” campaign have been against dead people and have no oversight, this is a big deal. Whatever happened to “not guilty until proven?” A judge is allowed 5 minutes in a review process added to the legislation after it’s first defeat.
How about updating business models instead of propping up old ones. Times change and business models have to change along with them. (I’m not saying content should be free or that piracy is good, but I am saying that failing business models should not be propped up by Governments.)