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Sarkozy Objects To EU Piracy Provisions

PARIS, France (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy has written a letter to the EU, urging the rejection of an amendment that would hamper France's ability to take strident action against Internet pirates.

The Telecom package that EU MEP's passed in September contained an amendment that prevents EU members from infringing on the "fundamental rights" of Internet users without the prior consent of a judge, offering a modicum of legal protection from being monitored while online. This flies in the face of the French government who are attempting to draft a new "three strikes" law in which users would have their net access suspended after two warnings and a Governmental agency to investigate file sharing and enforce the regulations.

Sarkozy objected to the EU's position, stating in a letter that it stops member states from formulating "intelligent strategies" to counter the depradations of Internet pirates. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers