Beyond Kicking People Offline, France Raises Fines For Copyright Infringement To $440,000

from the proportionate? dept

With France continuing to push for a version of three strikes legislation, the latest bill approved also happens to increase potential fines for infringement up to 300,000 euros, or approximately $440,000. Nice to see governments making sure that the punishment fits the crime, huh?
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    Anonymous Coward, 23 Sep 2009 @ 4:32pm

    Raise it to 50 Billion..

    Everyone just needs to stop paying for anything relating to muzak or video.. Easy. The whole country boycotts them bastards and they will be forced to change their ways. Just like me.. I don't really download too much these days (don't want the RIAA Nazi's kicking my door) unless I'm tunneled somewhere else but I have not been to the movies in at least 8 years now and I don't think I've ever actually bought a CD. I will say, I did buy one DVD in my days.. Scarface (even if I think it was a chinese bootleg) but that's it. File sharing has been around since the first email was sent and it will be around for a long time to come, there is nothing anyone can do about it.. Fines, prison, kick me off the internet.. We will still "steal" all the stuff we want.. Where there is a will there will be a way and if not, we'll code a way..

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