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Crazy Anti Piracy Bill is Passed in France

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  1. tbootz

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8046564.stm


    A controversial French bill which will disconnect people caught downloading content illegally three times has been given final approval.

    The legislation, backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy, was surprisingly voted down by the Assembly last month.

    The bill sets a tough global precedent in cracking down on internet piracy, and is being closely watched by other governments as a potential deterrent.

    The global music industry has been calling for tougher anti-piracy laws.

    The Creation and Internet bill was passed by a vote of 296 to 233 by the lower house on Tuesday and has now been given final approval by the Senate.

    Opposition Socialist and Communist senators did not take part in the vote on the bill, which was passed by 189 votes to 14.

    The new legislation operates under a three-stage system. A new state agency would first send illegal file-sharers a warning e-mail, then a letter, and finally cut off their connection for a year if they were caught a third time.


    It has been backed by both the film and record industries.

    But some consumer groups have warned that the wrong people might be punished, should hackers hijack their computers' identity, and that the scheme amounted to state surveillance.

    The socialist parliamentarian Patrick Bloche said the bill was "dangerous, useless, inefficient, and very risky for us citizens".

    John Kennedy, chairman of the IFPI, which represents the global music industry, has described the bill as "an effective and proportionate way of tackling online copyright infringement and migrating users to the wide variety of legal music services in France".
     
  2. zozor

    zozor Junior Member

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    I live In france
    Don't even think this law will be applied. Its just politic, they will never be able to find people downloading illeagally. their whole anti piracy task force is 50 people with old computers and little to no knowledge. Furthermore the fai already said they will do everything possible to slow the process
     
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    LMFAO...reminds me of India....i can't stop laughing
     
  4. The Scarlet Pimp

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    The UK Film Council, along with a number of other important industry bodies
    and trade unions. Are now trying to convince the UK Government that all
    illegal P2P downloaders should be banned from the Internet for life, in an
    attempt to try and curb today's massive Internet file sharing problem that
    exists.

    Read Full Article:
    http://www.mrgtb.com/may/p2p-downloaders-should-get-internet-life-ban.html

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    Obama Demands Spain Block BitTorrent Websites:
    http://www.mrgtb.com/may/obama-demands-spain-block-bittorrent-websites.html
     
  5. jammy

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    lols , what about guys using socks and vpn's .
     
  6. zongoneri

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    1st all to access to what people are downloading ISP's violate privacy and only can do with court order.

    If i live in france when i receive the e-mail i will shure sue the ISP for violate my comunications and privacy.
     
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    That law won't cahnge anything pepolpe will keep downloading, it is just politics!
     
  8. r00t

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    Of course people will keep downloading! And do you think that the ISP will simply disconnect the internet? They would lose their job if everyone who downloads illegal stuff was caught lol
     
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    Lol yeah very good point. Imagine the millions ISP's will lose a year if this actually gets applied. Somehow I think it wont work out in the end ;).
     
  10. minute80

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    I think that it is time to build better Asian VPN service :p
     
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    ha! if you want to stop down-loaders, force everyone to switch to 56k dial-up!!! :D
    waiting one month to download a 700mb movie would be a real killer! :p

    the fact is, there is little reason to have high speed access unless you are moving large files.
     
  12. r00t

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    I just moved to 50megas. Don't feel like moving back to 56k lol
     
  13. Slasher

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    This is a stupid law. They will never catch everyone.
     
  14. the_demon

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    Just wait until we have encrypted P2P software.

    Picture truecrypt + limewire.

    ... Time for people to fight back, we need to start combating problems like this. Using more advanced encryptions and so on.
     
  15. lonny41

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    I'm so old I remember 8 track cassettes, record players and regular cassettes. Back in those days the music industry tried bitched because people were recording records onto cassettes. Supposedly there was going to be a law to put a special surcharge on blank cassettes to compensate the recording industry.

    Same as betamax and vhs cassettes. The movie industry bitched and that's why you always saw those special FBI warnings at the beginnings of movies.

    The fact of the matter is that piracy as they call it, has been going on since the first home recording technology came out. No ones ever been able to do anything about it. The reason they can't stop it is because they have to break privacy laws to stop it and they can't.

    They have never been able to stop it and never will. History has proven that decade after decade. F**ck em.

    Sorry to go off topic. But I'm curious as to why my post count stays at 77 all the time.
     
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  16. The Scarlet Pimp

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    probably because you're posting to forums that don't increase your count. post
    to the 'blogging' forum and see what happens...:rain:
     
  17. skyfox

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    Yeah, stop spending time in the lounge and you will be fine :)
     
  18. lonny41

    lonny41 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't care about my post count, i was just curious. Besides, I like the lounge.
     
  19. StillSmiling

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    REMEMBER??? I'm still holding on to my stuff!! And the shitload of unopened LP's that I had appraised a couple of years ago is growing more valuable every year. Hmmph!!:p:p:D:D