[pp.int.general] New law in france

Mattie teirdes at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 03:46:59 CET 2007

On 02/11/2007, Florian Lauté <godfloyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> This law, basically, grants permission for the Majors (especially a
> syndicate known as the ALPA) to seek for people illegally sharing
> copyrighted material on P2P networks. In other words, the ALPA has now
> officially the legal ability to spy on citizens, and sue them whenever
> they fell like doing so.
> Before this law was adopted, identifying anybody, based on his IP
> address, was a rather long procedure, entirely controled by the
> authorities. Now, the ALPA will just have to ask the provider; he'll be
> forced to communicate the connection logs, and the full identity of his
> customers.

It's strange. It seems to be in the air right now. Earlier autumn a
Swedish state investigation made similar conclusions. It were very
criticised here though, both in media but especially on the internet.

Is this some form of harmonisation project with the US of A? Or is
Europe starting to take own initiatives?

//amelia andersdotter

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