Friday, May 22, 2009

French 3 strikes law worries EU neighbours

The Washington Post is reporting that the French 3 strikes law is causing concern around Europe.
"A thousand French Internet users a day could be taken off-line following approval of President Nicolas Sarkozy's pet project _ an unprecedented law to cut the Internet connections of people who repeatedly pirate music and movies...

But many in Europe have denounced it, saying government controls needed to enforce the law could open the way for invasive state monitoring that violate privacy. And legal challenges at home could derail it: The opposition is trying to get the law declared unconstitutional."

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