France Poised to Approve Internet Piracy Law

French lawmakers are poised to approve a law to create the world's first surveillance system for Internet piracy, one that would force Internet service providers in some cases to disconnect customers accused of making illegal downloads. The proposal, called the "Création et Internet" and known informally as the "three strikes" directive, has won preliminary votes by the Parliament and is expected to be approved in both houses.

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