France’s controversial Hadopi piracy law nets its first conviction, a man who says he didn’t do it

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Alain Prevost has become the first individual to be convicted under France’s controversial Hadopi graduated response law, Ars Technica reports. After ignoring three previous warnings, Prevost was ordered to pay a fine of €150 ($ 196) for failing to secure his internet connection because his wife at the time downloaded two Rihanna songs — supposedly without his knowledge. Under Hadopi, Prevost could have been fined up to €1500 ($ 1964) and had his internet cut off for a month, but according to French media reports, he insisted to the court that he was not responsible for the illegal activity and was “totally incapable of downloading anything.”

Recent reports have suggested that Hadopi has been successful in deterring piracy — 95…

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