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France's Lescure Of Two Minds On Illegal Filesharing

  • GigaOm, Tuesday, July 17, 2012 11:39 AM

Speaking at an event in south-east France, Pierre Lescure, former head of Canal+ and tasked with examining the legislation, revealed some of his opinions on the subject, suggesting he was “opposed to cutting internet access” – the sanction that is ultimately meant to be the culmination of Hadopi’s three-strike policy. At the same time as criticizing the law, Lescure also suggested that taking sanctions against users accused of illegal filesharing was a crucial part of the process: “Punishment is necessary, but it is not sufficient,” he said. “We must maximize the legal provisions.

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