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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    Morisato (profile), 23 Sep 2009 @ 10:42pm

    Hmmm

    News these days are getting dull. I see way too many of these infringe this and rights that. It's a never ending battle. One of which the hungry corporations will never win. If they wanted so much to stop piracy, stop making the product itself. Anyone should know if they make something that can be pirated, they should accept that fact. Get over it I say and move on cause they'll never win no matter what law they pass. They're not the only one wanting to make money off the poor. What they should be going after are the people profitting and ripping other piraters off of the free content. They're the ones making the money off your supposedly infringed item or whatever. Instead we just see the same cases of innocent semi hard working people getting picked on just because they're too poor or too lazy to buy the product while the others profitting from infringed content are well off riding there long dream ferrari's. Good one corporates, way to make the world into the hell whole it already is in. Lets just hope 2012 will save humanities issues of all this hate and rage.

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