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.More here.
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.