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Dropping a punishment that could cut off Internet access for those who shared music or video illegally, a French ministry vows instead to target those who profit commercially from piracy.
Soon, those in France accused of illegal file sharing multiple times could lose Internet access for up to a year, if they don't heed warnings.
Bonjour, tout le monde. Comment ca va? Oui, ca va bien. The highest French authority has booted out Nicolas Sarkozy's HADOPI three-strike copyright law -- tres bon! But LOPPSI looms...
France just passed a law that would suspend Internet access for those accused of online copyright violations. Could the U.S. follow suit?
U.K.'s communications regulator outlines how British ISPs must inform file-sharers of allegedly illegal actions and of the potential of facing rights-holders in court.
Following passage of new law, recording industry's Mitch Bainwol says "pattern is clear" that ISPs will work with with content creators to battle illegal file sharing.
The French Constitutional Council rejects a key provision of controversial law that would deny Internet access to those deemed to be copyright scofflaws after two warnings.
The U.K.'s House of Commons approves a bill that would allow service interruption of those accused of illegal file sharing. France passed a similar law in October.
The 1983 movie "WarGames" led to an anti-hacking law with felony penalties aimed at deterring intrusions into NORAD. Over time, it became broad and vague enough to ensnare the late Aaron Swartz.
A man is ordered to pay fine for failing to secure his Internet connection, which was used to pirate copyrighted songs. Hey, what happened to the U.S. version of graduated response?