The French government is attempting to control internet privacy. The proposed legislation would mean terminating the internet connection:

“…The French Senate voted overwhelmingly in favour of the law, which aims to tackle ongoing piracy of music, movies, and games online.

Those caught illegally sharing digital media will get warnings e-mailed and posted to them before having their net connection terminated.”

link: French pirates face net cut-off

The challenge will be to distinguish what is a legitimate download and what constitutes piracy. A possible consequence of such legislation may be more efficient piracy.

Catherine Forsythe