[pp.int.general] The USA to copy French `anti-piracy' laws?

Jeremy Morton admin at game-point.net
Wed Nov 25 10:16:26 CET 2009

On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 02:48:46 +0100, Valentin Villenave
<v.villenave at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> just found this on the Inq:
> http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1563158/fox-calls-us-join-france
> Why am I not surprised?
> """
> The chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment said Monday the US
> should join France in cutting off the Internet connections of users
> who repeatedly download copyright protected films.
> [...]
> Gianopulos praised the French government for bravely doing what it was
> told and bringing in laws that punish filesharers in a way that does
> not cost the movie industry anything.
> "
> Exactly as we feared, France is setting a precedent. Just a few years
> ago it used to be the other way around (nasty laws in the USA first,
> then in the EU), but quite interestingly Sarkozy has managed to take
> the lead this time.

Are we sure yet that France's laws are even compatible with recent EU

Best regards,
Jeremy Morton (Jez)

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