Sunday, January 22, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Patent Royalties
Sharp Establishes New Research and Development Center for Home Appliances in China
Samsung Seeks Arbitration Over LCD Supply Halt
Canon May Invest In Toshiba's Chip Business
Samsung To Explain What Caused The Galaxy Note 7's ban In Press Event
Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem Heroes' Smartphone Game features in-app Purchases
Fujifilm X-T20 Features New 24MP Sensor and 4K Video Capture
Samsung Begins Rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > France ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, November 04, 2008
France to Support New Anti-piracy Law


The French Senate has voted in favour of a telecoms law that could be used to curb privacy online and file-sharing by cutting off access to the internet to web surfers who repeatedly download copyrighted content.

Under the legislation, if a web user is caught downloading or uploading copyrighted material on bit torrent trackers or any other file-sharing networks, ISP will be forced to ban him from accessing the Internet. This would happen after three warnings send to users notifying them that they are suspected of putting copyrighted works on file-sharing networks.

If after this second warning they continue to illegally download copyrighted content, the internet service provider will cut off access to the internet for a year.

The legislation passed with a massive majority in France, the EUobserver.com web site reported. However, it still needs approval by the lower house before it becomes French law.

The European Parliament voted in favour of the so-called "Telecom Packet" last July. Although the law itself is meant to regulate the European telecommunications market, the amendments to the law target online piracy.

The bill was also accused by other French senators of being too severe, pointing out that often internet access comes bundled with television and fixed-line telephone services and that it is impossible to just cut off the internet.

Privacy rights organizations do not agree and argue that the law disregards privacy rights. The bill had been said to lead to a "Soviet internet" and that it would make spying a natural obligation for communications providers.


Previous
Next
Privacy Advocates Expose Google Privacy Problems        All News        Seagate Introduces Savvio 15K Hard Drive Series For SaS
Privacy Advocates Expose Google Privacy Problems     General Computing News      Report: Panasonic to Acquire Sanyo

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
U.S. Justice Department Shuts Shut Down Kickass Torrents
France Proposes Tougher Anti-Piracy Laws
Copyright Alert System Set to Begin in The U.S.
British Music Industry To Block More BitTorrent Sites
CCI To Dealy 'Six-strike' Anti-piracy Campaign Until 2013
U.S. Copyright Surveillance Machine About To Be Switched On
Megaupload To Launch Again next Year
Torque Brings BitTorrent To The Browser
BitTorrent Lauches Paid Version Of µTorrent
New EU Law Precludes ISPs To Be Forced to Monitor P2P Users
BitTorrent Launches μTorrent 3.0
BitTorrent Updated With Personal Content Channels

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .