The 40-year-old was hit with a €150 (£121) penalty after receiving his third warning letter, but the French court chose not to exercise its right to cut off his internet connection, reports TorrentFreak.
Sarkozy's Hadopi law, passed three years ago, operates on a three-strikes principle, with those adjudged guilty of copyright infringement receiving written warnings before prosecution is pursued.
Supporters of the system cite an increase in iTunes usage in the territory as evidence that it is working. However, with Sarkozy no longer in power, the current Socialist government is reviewing whether to scrap the legislation.
The UK's Digital Economy Act 2010 has paved the way for a similar system to Hadopi to be introduced in Britain, but the written warnings phase has not yet commenced and no prosecutions will be pursued until at least 2015.
France is not the only territory clamping down on internet piracy and file-sharing. Earlier this week, popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay was added to Google's auto-complete blacklist.