Sep 152009
 
 September 15, 2009  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Online

The BBC reports:

The French National Assembly will vote on Tuesday to decide whether to allow the authorities to cut illegal downloaders off from the web.

The hard-line policy has drawn worldwide attention as nations around the globe grapple with the issue of piracy.

An earlier version of the bill was ruled unconstitutional and a compromise version has been hammered out.

The legislation is backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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