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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > The First Result of “Tree-Strikes” – Piracy is a “National Sport” for French

The First Result of “Tree-Strikes” – Piracy is a “National Sport” for French

The First Result of “Tree-Strikes” – Piracy is a “National Sport” for French

Added: Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The rates of software piracy in France now are nearly the highest in the whole European Union, because the French youth challenge each other to crack the most sophisticated software as they rebel against the world most retaliatory copyright legislation.


The news is that rate of piracy in certain areas almost doubles that of the rest European Union members. The figures are that there are nearly 49% of pirated software programs in France, as opposed to Britain’s 26% or Germany’s 27%. Actually, the country would seem not to be the best place for gaining highest piracy levels, as after formally passing the “Creation and Internet” law last fall it has been on the way to provide authorities with the power of disconnecting illegal file-sharers.

The new bill was supposed to allow a judge making the “third-strike” decision whether to disconnect a user, to give a fine of up to 300 thousand euros or two years in jail. But the problem was that the accused person did not need to be present and could not submit evidence while the judge makes the decision. Actually, the whole process could happen entirely without the defendant ever knowing – until waking up one shiny morning and finding out to be disconnected.

Though the law implementation has been postponed until April, it has enough time to make French youth think that unauthorized file-sharing is just a new shape of prohibition with taboos, which are tempting people to evade the law.

One of the French Internet companies expressed an opinion that unauthorized file-sharing had become a kind of a “national sport” – the youth of the country consider the bill to be the world most retaliatory copyright legislation which has to be rebelled against. It also pointed out that it’s very difficult to persuade the French to do otherwise, as they take a sly pleasure in getting over all the systems.

The brightest representatives of the French youth are students, who note that it’s not necessary to be a genius to succeed in finding pirated software and challenge each other to crack the most sophisticated software – it’s actually their favorite kind of sport.

If the French government hasn’t already found out that there are lots of ways to evade all anti-peer-to-peer methods, it soon will – despite its best efforts.

March 4th, 2010

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Date:  Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Comments (6) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-03-04 12:45:45)
Stayingtrue avataryeah for the french keeping cracking that software, but really 3 strike law what is this california or something, then no due process you wake up and no internet wow, that worse then comcast and 250gb idiot download cap. thanks for the article.

posted by Site FriendET junkieET loverSupermanimmortal (2010-03-04 13:05:42)
jj avatarThe French LOL LOL LOL


"The brightest representatives of the French youth are students, who note that it’s not necessary to be a genius...." or take a shower more than once a week, fight instead of giving up at even the faintest hint of approaching trouble, tell their women it is okay to shave their armpits once in awhile, if not daily and realize that no one wants them around, like them, or care what they say and or do.

"One of the French Internet companies expressed an opinion that unauthorized file-sharing had become a kind of a “national sport”.... I thought the French National Sport was waving white flags.

posted by (2010-03-04 14:18:39)
Stayingtrue avatarLMAO. funny sh#% post#2, white flag and all.

posted by (2010-03-04 21:17:00)
asako avatarLet them eat CAKE!

posted by (2010-03-04 21:20:46)
kingtiger01 avatarlol, nice post jj!, its so true to this day... Since Napoleon, the french have been missing 2 things down below... Something once called 'cajones'.

But to be honest, what good crack;s/keygen;s or Piratted software have you seen come out of France?

(PS. the ; and misspelling is on purpose, you will understand later)

posted by (2010-03-06 09:53:23)
No avatarThat's great, you wake up one day with no internet, have to pay 300K and perhaps go to jail for 2 years. With out even having the most basic human right to represent yourself at judgement day. The one who implementes that law should be hanging by his balls under de Eifel tower !!!!

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