In what can only be described as an epic PR fail for the copyright industry, they have threatened the parents of the most successful candidate of the French Pirate Party, Maxime Rouquet. All of a sudden, they have chosen an adversary who is both knowledgeable, determined and politically savvy in the matter.
This is an absolute nightmare scenario for the French copyright industry, which depends on threatening people who don’t know the law, don’t know the implications of their actions or nonactions, and don’t know how to defend themselves. One wrong target could mean that the entire HADOPI enforcement construct fails. Such a wrong target was apparently one of the first picked.
Read more at Rick Falkvinge’s blog.