French Vote on Piracy

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The votes are in and the French senate has decided to make strides towards a more civilized internet. French media pirates will face major consequences if caught in continuous illegal activity. Upon first offence a warning will be sent to the user, if activity continues net connection will be terminated.

The votes are in and the French senate has decided to make strides towards a more civilized internet. French media pirates will face major consequences if caught in continuous illegal activity. Upon first offence a warning will be sent to the user, if activity continues net connection will be terminated.

The French National assembly will have the final say in the proposed law. This law gives casual pirates a “three strikes” option to clean up their act, while instilling a consequence to a problem that is getting out of hand.

This idea was brought to the surface last year as French President Nicolas Sarkozy called it: “a decisive moment for the future of a civilized internet”.

Bruno Retailleau, of the right-wing MPF party, proposed an amendment to issue fines instead of the harsh internet access cut-off. French politicians rejected the amendment prior to the senate vote.

It seems there is no punishment too extreme for persistent pirates. With the threat of getting their net cut off, hopefully French pirates will swab their decks.


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