Is French HADOPI law dead (12)?

In his long report, Pierre Lescure proposed to lighten the graduated response.   He recommended to replace the controversial suppression of Internet access by a fine about 60€.  He has been listened.

This morning, a decree has modified the law.  The suppression of Internet is officially annulled.

Objet : infraction de négligence caractérisée ; abrogation de la peine complémentaire de suspension de l’accès à un service de communication au public en ligne ;

It has been replaced by a fine.  The fine will not be automatic but decided by a court order.

Seule une peine d’amende contraventionnelle de 5e classe pourra désormais être prononcée pour l’infraction de négligence caractérisée prévue à ce même article.

A fifth class penalty cannot exceed 1,500€ (about 1,900$) but can reach up to 3,000€ in case of  recidivism.

End of the story?

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