Thursday, March 16, 2006

French MPs Vote to Penalize Illegal Internet Downloads

An AFP newswire article, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

Internet copyright pirates will face prison and large fines after French MPs defied left-wing opposition in pushing through a bill to prevent illegal downloading of music and films.

The controversial bill to stamp out illegal downloads in line with a 2001 European Union directive has highlighted deep divisions in the country over how to balance consumer rights and copyright in the Internet age.

More here.


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