France to instigate new penalties agains downloaders

December 2007


The French government is to issue a new ‘three-strikes-and-you-are-out’ policy against repeat illegal downloaders where repeat offenders will have their Internet access removed by a new independent government body. The proposals, drawn up by an independent review headed by Denis Olivennes – the Chairman of French entertainment retail chain Fnac has led to a Memorandum of Understanding, signed in Paris by music producers, audiovisual producers, internet service providers and public authorities

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