France to ban illegal downloaders from using the internet under three-strikes rule

19 Giu France to ban illegal downloaders from using the internet under three-strikes rule

Anyone who persists in illicit downloading of music or films will be barred from broadband access under a controversial new law that makes France a pioneer in combating internet piracy.

“There is no reason that the internet should be a lawless zone,” President Sarkozy told his Cabinet yesterday as it endorsed the “three-strikes-and-you’re-out” scheme that from next January will hit illegal downloaders where it hurts. Leggi tutto