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French 'three strikes' bill back for Parliamentary debate

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 29 Apr 2009 20:24 User comments (2)

French 'three strikes' bill back for Parliamentary debate After being rejected by the French National Assembly earlier this month, the controversial "three strikes" Internet piracy bill backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy has returned to Parliament for debate. The legislation proposes cutting Internet service for users caught downloading movies and other content illegally three times.
A state agency would be formed to warn the user the first two times and then make the moves to get the connection suspended. It was expected to pass earlier this month, but a low turnout and two members of Sarkozy's party joining the opposition turned the tide. IFPI chairman John Kennedy said the vote was "disappointing".

"President Sarkozy has been a true champion of intellectual property rights and the proposed law is an effective and proportionate way of tackling online copyright infringement and migrating users to the wide variety of legal music services in France," Kennedy said.

The two dissenting votes were in objection to a requirement that would have forced users suspended from Internet access to keep paying their bill. An amended version is before the Assembly and Senate for debate, where opponents and supporters can add further changes.

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129.4.2009 21:03

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President Sarkozy has been a true Puppet of intellectual property rights and the proposed law is an effective and proportionate way of tackling online copyright infringement and migrating users to the wide variety of legal music services in France," Kennedy said.

230.4.2009 2:57

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President Sarkozy has been a true Puppet of intellectual property rights and the proposed law is an effective and proportionate way of tackling online copyright infringement and migrating users to the wide variety of legal music services in France," Kennedy said.

Let me finish it for ya dxr...

Excuse me Mr. Kennedy but don't you need both hands to pass me my mone.... er uh... donation.

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