French plan email warnings for illegal downloads

Legislation allowing the French government to send email warnings to anyone downloading music tracks without paying for them should be passed by the summer, a senior official said on Sunday.Illegal downloading in France had reached such a point, said Jean Berbinau, general secretary of Armt, the regulatory authority for digital copyright, that the authorities had to act.

After two warnings, another breach would mean internet service providers would have to block a person’s web access.

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