The French government are apparently looking at introducing legislation to crack down on illegal file sharers.
It seems that in their original plans, the government wanted to fine illegal downloaders €300,000 (about £200,000), but they have now reduced the proposed penalty to a maximum of €150 (about £100).
The majority party also wish to remove a clause introduced by left-wing members of the government that allowed people to download as much as they want for a small fee, which would have been a step forward in legalising file sharing.
Meanwhile in the US, the RIAA vs the People battle goes on.
(Source BBC News)