Hadopi: Watchdogs face-off over control of a dying three-strikes process. The future of France's 'three-strikes' policy for online copyright infringers is being fought over in the country's upper house.
On Tuesday, while appearing in front of the French senate's culture committee, president of the French broadcast watchdog (CSA)Olivier Schrameck pleaded for a quick decision from the government about the future of the three-strikes process. Published in May, the Lescure report — a study commissioned by the French government to find ways to protect French cultural works in the online age — suggested that the three strikes system should become the responsibility of the CSA.
It also recommended that Hadopi, the anti-piracy watchdog in charge of the process to date, should be disbanded. Hadopi : l'unique abonné condamné à... Hadopi : le seul internaute condamné à une suspension d'accès s'en sort - Le Journal du Net : e-Business, Informatique, Economie et Management.