French 3 Strikes: Court Fines First File-Sharer, Even Though He’s Innocent

It’s been a long time coming but today the controversial French ‘Hadopi’ anti-piracy law has claimed its first scalp. After his account was connected to a series of previous infringements, a 40 year-old man was summoned to court today. Despite a third-party admitting that the music piracy in question was carried out by them and not the accused, the court still decided to fine the account holder.