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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Filed Under: copyright, fines, france, infringement, three strikes

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 23 Sep 2009 @ 10:32pm

    The French government is the best friend of alternatives.

    The french government is fuelling one silent revolution, most of the best alternatives to commercial music are coming from France, ironically the place where such absurd laws are being passed. The way that the current players choose to alienate their costumers is making a cultural shift not only possible but a reality.

    Hope they continue to do so, the more angry people get, the more the alternatives grow in popularity.

    Go Jamendo.

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