In exchange for this, France will see DRM free DVDs appear much sooner after theatrical releases are done in the theatres. They’ve also earned the ire of most of the EU and many other interested parties. Catch up on the excitement at Ars Technica.
“The French government today got its act together, herded all of its UMP members of parliament into the National Assembly’s hémicycle, and voted through the controversial graduated response law that will disconnect repeat online copyright infringers.
Unlike the last go-round, in which nearly all MPs were absent from the chamber during the crucial vote (the bill was defeated 21-15), everyone was present for the second vote. The Création et Internet bill passed 296-233, a move that was widely expected. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval, where it should also pass easily.”
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