France maintains opposition to EU anti-piracy rule

France maintains opposition to EU anti-piracy rule

France maintains opposition to EU anti-piracy rule

The French stance towards EU rules related to internet blocking in the event of piracy remains controversial. The international press explains today that France wants to block the telecommunications package to be approved by the European Parliament since it does not agree with the basic ideas of the legislation that opposes the cut of Internet accesses.

At issue is the Bono amendment, which raises Internet access to the category of fundamental right and limits the disconnection of connections unless this is done under judicial order.

The Sarkozy administration wants a law that is not against its own rule, the Hadopi law, which introduces the system of the three notices. According to those responsible, ¬ęsuch reference¬Ľ should only appear ¬ęin the prologue¬Ľ and ¬ęnot in the body of the norm¬Ľ.

Such complaints led to the delay of negotiations to unblock a program of major reforms in the telecommunications sector in the European Union, something that for some Euro-deputies is ¬ęridiculous¬Ľ, writes Reuters citing community representatives who condemn the French stance.