France Approves Wide Crackdown on Net Piracy

Posted in: Online TV/Music at 23/10/2009 17:44

France thrust itself into the vanguard of the global battle against digital piracy on Thursday, approving a plan to deny Internet access to people who illegally copy music and movies.

The country's highest constitutional court approved a so-called three-strikes law after rejecting the key portions of an earlier version last spring. Supporters say they hope that France, by imposing the toughest measures yet in the battle against copyright theft, will set a precedent for other countries to follow.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/23/technology/23net.html

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France adopts three-strikes law for piracy
France has adopted a strong antipiracy law, one that may mean those who chronically share unauthorized movies and music online will lose Web access for up to a year.

France's top constitutional court approved a revised plan to penalize those accused multiple times of infringing intellectual property, according to a report published Thursday in The New York Times.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-10381365-261.html

France adopts three-strikes law for piracy
France has adopted a strong antipiracy law, one that may mean those who chronically share unauthorized movies and music online will lose Web access for up to a year.

France's top constitutional court approved a revised plan to penalize those accused multiple times of infringing intellectual property, according to a report published Thursday in The New York Times.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/internet/0,39044908,62058823,00.htm

No Internet for French Pirates After Constitutional Ruling [IDG]
France's Constitutional Council has validated the so-called "three strikes" law, clearing the way for an accelerated judicial process that will cut off the access of Internet users accused three times of downloading copyright content without authorization.

A group of opposition deputies had challenged the law, passed by the National Assembly last month, on constitutional grounds, but the Council found all but one clause of the law constitutional.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/174215/.html

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