France Applies Criminal Sanctions to Music Downloader

March 2004

Record Labels, Internet

A French national who sold CDs made from songs he downloaded from the Net has been sentenced to six months in jail and fined EUR 1,000 (). Bruno Dugas, 38, was found guilty of infringing copyright law by setting up a web-based business through which he offered to sell CDs containing mp3s from p2p sites. Proceeds from the fine will go to the SPPF, a French body representing music producers and studios. Dugas was also ordered to publicise the judgement in two newspapers.
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