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French magazine fined for encouraging piracy

Written by Michael Coyle on 30 June 2015

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SCPP the equivalent of the music rights companies here were distraught and were incensed to act :- “A line had been crossed ..this is a magazine which clearly and shamelessly incited piracy. That’s what prompted us to act.”

The music industry group highlighted what they believe were inciting passages. For example, it described torrent clients such as u

Under French law it’s prohibited to “knowingly encourage” the use of software which is used to infringe copyright. A guilty party can be fined up to 300,000 and banned for three years. 

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