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France - WikiLeaks cable on progress of Internet piracy bill in France

Reporters without borders
09PARIS559 A cable from the US embassy in Paris dated 24 April 2009, which WikiLeaks released on 26 August, describes a trick played by opposition Socialist Party parliamentarians earlier that month to delay approval of the government's Internet piracy law (known as HADOPI), under which users can be denied Internet access after three piracy offences. Ten Socialist Party parliamentarians hid behind a curtain in the near-empty chamber and emerged just as the the bill came up for a vote, (...)

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