Not a bit surprised!
Not surprised really, France has always been a law unto itself; and hypocrisy has never particularly worried the French.
After all, the French were the driving force behind the Berne Copyright Convention of 1886—Victor Hugo and his cronies. We owe the enormous strength of modern copyright law to the French who argued so fervently for strong copyright at Berne. Even today, the French are extremely strong on all matters pertaining to intellectual property laws and IP generally.
That said, copyright and IP only seem to matter when they're aggrieved.
I've French relatives and this article reminds me of something they've said to me on more than one occasion "You Anglophone speakers—especially the UK—are France's 'natural' enemy, it's always been thus! So, why during the 20th C. have you been so stupid as to spend so much time fighting your brothers the Germans? (They're grateful of course.)
Conversations usually end thus:
"Mais que pouvez-vous attendre d'un bouledogue stupide?"
[Excuse my French.]