Monday, April 13, 2009

France's Assembly Rejects Sarkozy's Plan to Kick Copyright Violators Off the Internet

The NY Times provides the details.

Apparently the political tactics involved were pretty animated. The Assembly is a 577 member panel. The measure failed by a vote of 21 to 15. The conservative proponents sat alone waiting for the vote, expecting it to pass without opposition. The socialist party rushed in a small coup at the last minute to catch Sarkozy's group off guard.