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France plans to cut off internet pirates


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Internet users in France who download music and films without paying for them could find their web access shut down by a government body, under a ground-breaking industry agreement backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy.

 

The plan, which Mr Sarkozy is to endorse in a speech on Friday, will put France at the forefront of the battle against internet piracy with a three-strikes-and-you-are-out policy against repeat offenders.

 

The proposed enforcement body would use information collected by internet service providers on their high­volume users to detect illegal file-sharing. Persistent offenders would be cautioned but could see their internet accounts suspended or terminated if they ignored as few as two warnings.

 

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Internet users in France who download music and films without paying for them could find their web access shut down by a government body, under a ground-breaking industry agreement backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy.

 

The plan, which Mr Sarkozy is to endorse in a speech on Friday, will put France at the forefront of the battle against internet piracy with a three-strikes-and-you-are-out policy against repeat offenders.

 

The proposed enforcement body would use information collected by internet service providers on their high­volume users to detect illegal file-sharing. Persistent offenders would be cautioned but could see their internet accounts suspended or terminated if they ignored as few as two warnings.

 

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"The problem appears particularly acute in France because of the relatively high download speeds of its internet services."

Well that just great !! Forget the piracy ;) --Just give me all that downlaod speed---LOL :lol:

 

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Knowing the French attitude to authority, I'd be very surprised if it actually got off the ground

 

When Canal Plus started there (a scrambled TV broadcast system) everyone immediately started trying to work out how it was done and how to crack it so they could watch without paying (from Sorbonne professors downwards) ;)

 

It was busted wide open inside a weekend :lol:

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