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France Passes Strict Anti-Piracy Law

While much of the world is worried about what to do about Somali pirates of the 19th century variety, France has seen fit instead to go after the 21st century type. The French parliament has passed a three strikes law which will literally prevents users from accessing the Internet once they’ve been caught downloading copyrighted content three times. Worse, they will have to continue to pay for their Internet subscriptions after they have been kicked off. Sarkozy, whose wife is a French pop star, supports the law, as do music and film industry groups. A socialist parliamentarian, however, called the bill “dangerous, useless, inefficient, and very risky for us citizens.” Meanwhile, Somali pirates have captured the crew of the Atlantis.

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2 Responses to “France Passes Strict Anti-Piracy Law”

  1. sheehank Says:

    Seems like no one really gets that these “three strikes laws” only work in baseball.

  2. Neil Says:

    God this is such a terrible way to go. What really striked me as ridiculous was the fact that people STILL have to pay for their internet AFTER they’re disconnected.