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French controversial three strikes anti piracy law kicks in today January 1st 2010

  • 01-01-2010 11:21pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 20,015 ✭✭✭✭ Run_to_da_hills


    Illegal downloaders will be sent a warning e-mail, then a letter if they continue, and finally must appear before a judge if they offend again.

    The judge can impose a fine, or suspend their access to the internet.

    This will inevitably spread throughout the rest of the EU through ATCA.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8436745.stm


Comments



  • I can't reply as I might wish ...... our blasphemy law also kicked in Jan 1st ......




  • I can't reply as I might wish ...... our blasphemy law also kicked in Jan 1st ......

    I could possibly see that being appealed as it is full of holes and could be a possible attack on our freedom of speech and expression.




  • Two years almost to the day and look where we are. :p




  • Yes indeed.

    There is little hope of a bad law being easily repealed and so I hope the opposition to the latest update to the law that Minister Sherlock is to sign will be stopped ...... at least it *might* cause the whole law in that area to be examined and updated.

    ...... ever the optimist ......




  • Yes indeed.

    There is little hope of a bad law being easily repealed and so I hope the opposition to the latest update to the law that Minister Sherlock is to sign will be stopped ...... at least it *might* cause the whole law in that area to be examined and updated.

    ...... ever the optimist ......
    Hopefully as there is quite a lot of anger about it.


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  • Did anyone really expect it would have an effect?




  • Did anyone really expect it would have an effect?
    It will only encourage people particularly students to file swap rather than downloading.

    It would be virtually impossible to police this unless the authorities are given warrants for random checks on these devices. Under ATCA we could possibly see this carried out at borders and ports of entry.


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