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France has the right idea about piracy

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Viva La France

As you may know by now I hate piracy, I feel it is just as bad as walking into CNA and stealing a game of the shelf and I am all for pirates being caught and punished.

However I never expected any country to take it as seriously as France seems to be.

According to a new law that is being put forward in France if you are caught pirating anything over the Internet your Internet connection will be severed permanently.

Not gimped, or monitored or anything like that but actually cut off, no more browsing or checking emails for you.

Granted that is a bit harsh but I would fully support such a law, if you are wrongly convicted you can of course appeal but in all my time of being on the Internet I have never accidently downloaded a pirated game or movie so I am not sure what your grounds for appeal will be based on.

All I can say is Viva La France.

Source: PS3Life

Last Updated: November 6, 2008

7 Comments

  1. Milesh Bhana ZA

    November 6, 2008 at 12:16

    That’s an interesting law, but you can get on via cellphone networks, your work PC, satellite etc..

    It’s going to have to be like an ITC credit check. If you apply for access any data provider would have to check to see if you’ve been blacklisted before allowing them on their network.

    Also, i think it may be unconstitutional to deny access indefinitely.

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  2. ferver

    November 6, 2008 at 12:27

    Hey hey,

    Being french and living in France, had to reply to this news:). The law has been passed but is not yet in action and it’s not as simple as that. As you all know, music and video illegal downloads happen mostly though peer to peer, which the law doesn’t punish (uniquely direct download).

    It’s a step forward, but I don’t know exactly how we’ll be affected. And I think it has been modified and it won’t affect your connection permanently but only for a certain amount of time.

    Wait and see..

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  3. Jacie

    November 6, 2008 at 12:35

    I wanna live in France as well πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

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  4. StNick

    November 6, 2008 at 13:37

    That Vaughn guy better not go to France.

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  5. V@mp

    November 6, 2008 at 13:58

    That is kak funny! πŸ™‚

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  6. Nick

    November 6, 2008 at 15:04

    LOL!

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  7. Scotty777

    November 6, 2008 at 15:28

    lol!
    But the thing is, piracy isn’t just happening via internet, it’s happening at lan’s(Rage/ NAG LAN anyone?).
    the only way you gonna catch someone, is if the game does random cd key check via internet…

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