If you cannot serve the time, do not pirate other people's artistic and copyrighted works. In that regard, the French anti piracy ale is an entirely proportionate response to the crime. Piracy costs artists and companies millions of dollars in lost profits every year and the causes for that should be punished.
I do not agree with the passing of this law. I feel as though France has taken a step back in the fight against DRM. If someone releases something, it should be widely available across the entirety of the internet. We should be able to download whatever we want with no consequences.