The French Senate has voted in favor of a law that will have pirates kicked off the Internet for multiple offenses and the bill now goes to the French National Assembly for final approval.
Pirates caught illegally sharing protected content will get two warning emails before having their Internet connection cut off.
The idea of the “three strikes law” has been around since late 2007 when French President Nicolas Sarkozy introduced it and called the proposal “a decisive moment for the future of a civilised internet”.
Under the law, ISPs will become Internet watchdogs keeping a closer look on the piracy tendencies of its users.
The Senate almost unanimously voted to back the law (297 to 15) and will also create a new government division to strictly oversee anti-piracy.