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Windows 7: Here comes the law.

17 May 2009   #1

Vista Ult64, Win7600
Here comes the law.

New internet police to nab French downloaders

Within a few months, Big Brother will be watching your internet habits when you go online in France -- and he might decide to cut you off.
[Thursday update: surprise defeat for Sarko]
This seems sure now that both houses of parliament have approved President Sarkozy's novel scheme for punishing people who habitually grab copyright music, video and films from the web. A new state High Authority (yet another) will run a three-strikes-and-you're-out system against pirates. Illicit downloaders will receive two e-mail warnings. If they persist, the service provider will be ordered to cut access to the net for the offenders (and their families) for up to a year.

Read more ,http://timescorrespondents.typepad.c...nloaders-.html
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17 May 2009   #2


If downloading copyrighted material is being done by one third of the citizens, then creating this law would likely results in the next election defeat of many in the house and parliament, including Sarko. Are they that greedy for money from the recordings industry? This is not a good example to used anywhere. It's political suicide.
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17 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

And without anything being proven!
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17 May 2009   #4
xan K

Windows 7 x64

that's plain dumb. when will they ever learn? that's a war they can't win. all they're doing is upsetting the customer.
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17 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I am I the only one siding with Sarkozy, on this one?
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17 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Like the users said on (they followed the whole thing), the law is already absolete. There are ways to share illegal data without using P2P :
- VPNs
- mIRC
- Direct downloads

And, if they really want to be sure to have a succesful illegal download, used protected RAR archives

Also, I want to point that each Internet customer will have to install a spyware on their computer to be monitored. Anyone with a brain will not install it.
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17 May 2009   #7
Gemini Man

Windows 7 Professional x64 / Ubuntu 9.10

Why side with Sarkozy? Think about the privacy being taken from you to monitor this. Are they logging your IP and its activities? The amount of government power given to do this disturbs me a little bit...
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17 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 build 7600

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sam View Post
I am I the only one siding with Sarkozy, on this one?
Yes you are...
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17 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well, they only log your IP if your someone who visits Limewire's site, It's just like NSA's wiretaping program, they only wiretap you if your talking to someone from Iran or simler. It is illegal to steal music CD's , then why do you think it's okay to steal music files.
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17 May 2009   #10

Windows 7077

Wouldn't think twice about stealing a music CD. Only time a band deserves money from me is at a concert. Their CDs are just advertising as far as I'm concerned.
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