French toughen anti-piracy laws

Friday, 17 March 2006, 2:15 PM EST

Internet copyright pirates in France will face prison and large fines after French MPs pushed through laws to curb illegal music and film downloads.

The controversial bill to stamp out illegal downloads in line with a 2001 European Union directive has highlighted deep divisions in the country over how to balance consumer rights and copyright in the internet age.

At Australian IT.

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