Sucks to be in France ~ GAMES AND GADGETS

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sucks to be in France

I've just heard the news that France has now a new law that prevents people from file sharing. Internet service providers can now shut down your internet connection if they found out that you've been downloading copyrighted materials such as music and videos.

Though the measure might be effective, I still think that it is too strict. Basically, you're restricting a person's freedom. Though I know that that argument seems a little flimsy, I doubt that the kind of thing that is happening in France will happen in the US. I've read about a lot of Supreme Court decisions that upholds a person's freedom and rights and though I sometimes think that the US is too liberal, it's good to know that that liberality spreads over to Internet usage.

But pirates will always be pirates and hackers will always be hackers and I know that one way or another, they will find a way around this law. The answer? VPN access anyone?

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