Podcast: EFF on French rejection of piracy bill

Electronic Frontier Foundation's Danny O'Brien explains organization's opposition to the defeated French legislation that would have required ISPs to cut off access to people warned about piracy.

By a vote of 21 to 15, the lower house of France's Parliament rejected a bill that would have required Internet service providers to suspend access to people who have received three warnings for illegally downloading copyrighted music.

While there are plenty of organizations and individuals who supported the bill, including French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has opposed this bill and similar efforts elsewhere.

EFF's International Outreach Coordinator Danny O'Brien explains his organization's position on the issue.

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Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org, founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on CBSNews.com. He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.

 

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