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French laws crack down on illegal internet file sharing.

The Federation Against Software Theft : 27 November, 2007  (Technical Article)
The Federation Against Software Theft supports latest moves by the French Government to get tough on copyright laws using the internet as a media for file sharing.
The Federation Against Software Theft (The Federation) has applauded French moves to control piracy on the web, saying it echoes plans laid down by the enforcement body earlier this month.


Under the terms of a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding, signed in Paris by members of the music, audiovisual, and ISP industries, alongside public authorities, are all pledging to fight Internet piracy. Under the terms of the Memorandum users now face a 'three strikes and you are out' policy, blocking persistent offenders from access to the Internet.


The Federation Against Software Theft has applauded this move, which echoes a call it made this month for the ISP's to adopt a self-regulatory environment before the Government stepped in and enforced it.


John Lovelock, Chief Executive, The Federation, stated: "If people abuse the internet they deserve to have their use of the service restricted - simple as that. Just earlier this month we suggested that people who use the Internet for unlawful purposes should be put on an ISP blacklist."



He added: "Some people responded and said this was an abuse of human rights. But since when is being granted access to the Internet a human right? It's not - it's a privilege and those who abuse it deserve to have that privilege taken away."



The French plan has been endorsed by the French President himself, Nicolas Sarkozy, and it calls for the creation of an independent government body, which will operate a system of warnings leading to suspension or termination of Internet subscriptions for illegal file-sharers.



The Federation's call here in the UK came in the wake of a recent speech made by Lord Triesman, the UK's 'IP Minister' who gave his strongest indication to date that unless the industry regulates itself, the government will take steps to intervene.



Lovelock continued: "The example being set by France is extremely positive and proves to the ISPs in this country who argue that it's an extremely difficult task to self-regulate their industry that with their support, very positive steps can be taken to reduce piracy and safeguard the intellectual property of software developers and publishers across the country. It may be a case of tough love, but if it works, then it's a move worth making."

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