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Proposed French Anti-Piracy Law Moves Forward

PARIS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The French National Assembly voted to approve the Creation and Internet Law, which would give the government authority to terminate the internet access of copyright infringers.

The new rules would work a 'three strike' system and vopyright violators would be subject to losing their 'net access after two strikes. The vote doesn't put the law on the books however and a detailed review of the proposed rules must still be conducted by the full parliment before it becomes a law. The review commences on April 9th.

While not everyone has been a fan of the proposed measure, record labels labels have, unsurprisingly, been enthusiastic.

"The French government has taken a decisive step to protect artists and creators, setting an example to the rest of the world," said IFPI chairman and chief executive John Kennedy in a statement. "The great thing about this French initiative is that it will result in very sensible and achievable actions by ISPs to reduce piracy in a way that is overwhelmingly preventative and not punitive." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers