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French without consensus on anti-piracy law

تصادر IGAC أجهزة الكمبيوتر مع 30،000 ملف موسيقى قيد التشغيل لمكافحة القرصنة

As it had been scheduled, the French Parliament again debated yesterday the anti-piracy law, disapproved by the deputies three weeks ago in a hearing where Nicolas Sarkozy’s banner was marked by the lack of presence.

During the session, the French president said that the aim of the law was to ensure cultural diversity, an argument that failed to convince the opposition and consumer activists, writes Reuters.

Among the points raised by those present was criminality online. According to the opposition, identity theft makes more and more victims and there are situations where hackers use misused identity to make downloads online. As such, it is too risky to implement a law of this nature that could harm innocent citizens.

Given the uncertainties and criticisms, yesterday’s debate ended up having to be suspended without any conclusions resulting, and a new session is scheduled for next Monday.