French Move Forward WIth File Sharing

“The French government is moving ahead with plans for a controversial law that would legalize file-sharing of music and films, a move that could undo years of antipiracy work by the entertainment industry.

“France’s Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres is set to be questioned about the draft on Wednesday by the parliamentary commission for cultural affairs and the commission for economic affairs.

“The project has worried the music, film and television industries because it would make France the first country to allow unlimited peer-to-peer downloading for a flat fee of several euros a month.”

Reuters. Inquiry Set for French File-Sharing Plan. Feb. 3, 2006.

See also:

Anne Broache. France May Sanction Unfettered P2P Downloads. Dec. 22, 2005.

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02/09/2006 at 08:55

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