Piracy is a very real problem affecting our interconnected world of today. Many people lack the funds to legally purchase things online, and if there's a way to get it for free, they will. Now, giving people two chances to reform their behavior like they are in France will lead to a much better outcome for all the internet pirates.
The graduated response (three strikes) policy is a good policy because instead of punishing someone for suspected piracy, the person who may or may not have known it was illegal is given resources on how to protect their computer, where to download files legally, and more. ISP Providers work with the government to made the policy work effectively.