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French MPs approved the amendment to the draft law that provides for the suspension of Internet connection for users who, after being warned twice, continue to share copyrighted files on networks peer-to-peer.

Contrary to the opinion of the European Parliament, the French bill on copyright in the digital environment was approved with votes in favor of right-wing deputies and opposition from those on the left.

The deputies also determined that Internet users to whom the connection is suspended should not pay for it, a decision that goes against what the ISPs intend, who believe they will be harmed by the situation.

The law provides for the creation of an administrative authority, which will be responsible for overseeing the application of the law, ordering warnings to internet users who pirate files and interrupting the connection of repeat offenders.