French law on web threatened by EU?

Europe’s Parliament has adopted an amendment as part of its vote on its telecoms package, setting that no restriction can be brought to the “rights and fundamental liberties” of internet users outside a judicial decision.

This amendment threatens the French law project Création et Internet, based on the idea of flexible response.

According to the future law defended by Minister of Culture Christine Albanel, web acccess suppliers will have, under administrative injunction, to cut web subcriptions to all recidivist internet users committing a new illicit download.

On Wednesday, the French Ministry was trying to minimize the effect of such an amendment, arguing that a new reading of the telecom package would be made by the Council of the EU and the Commission. “The adoption of such an amendment appears for now highly improbable,” she added.