French Legal File-Sharing Proposal Moves Ahead

from the touche-pussycat dept

After earlier considering throwing file-sharers in jail, the French parliament voted to legalize non-commercial file-sharing in a lightly attended late-night vote that was expected to get quickly overturned. Much to the entertainment industry's chagrin, the proposal is moving forward. The law would legalize non-commercial file-sharing in exchange for a flat monthly license fee. This whole thing appeared to start with some members of parliament basically voicing their displeasure with the entertainment industry's apparent carte blanche when it comes to copyright legislation. It's hard to see the plan ultimately succeeding, but it's certainly a pretty entertaining backlash to some ridiculous proposals for copyright laws.


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    Andrew Strasser, Feb 3rd, 2006 @ 2:17pm

    Let's not forget...

    They burn cars in France...

     

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    Pepe Le Pew, Feb 3rd, 2006 @ 2:21pm

    Re: Let's not forget...

    um..we don't shower either

     

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    Rickler, Feb 3rd, 2006 @ 2:35pm

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    Legalize file sharing? was it illegal in the in the first place?

     

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    ShareTHIS, Feb 3rd, 2006 @ 2:56pm

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    Music industry vs France...I hardly know who to root for.

     

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    ehm ehl., Feb 3rd, 2006 @ 3:26pm

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    They call cigarettes "Fags". Bunch of wankers.

     

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    Tyshaun, Feb 3rd, 2006 @ 3:38pm

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    They call cigarettes "Fags". Bunch of wankers.
    Isn't that Great Britain?

     

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    Rikko, Feb 3rd, 2006 @ 3:39pm

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    You're thinking of Britain... French people speak.. well.. French.

     

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    Twisted Matrix, Feb 4th, 2006 @ 3:28am

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    Good job man. That was the best impression of a culturally ignorant person trying to trying to do an impression of a british person that I've heard in a long time.

     

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    e-male, Feb 6th, 2006 @ 8:00am

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    I am French and I don't get the 'joke' about 'Fags'.

    Can someone explain it to me ?

    Thanks

     

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