Thursday, March 09, 2006

French file-sharing crackdown

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)

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