France set to ban pirates from the InternetMikey 2 comments
A controversial new law in France just might be the ticket to beating movie and music pirates, or at least that's what they are saying. But 'they' always say things, don't they?
Starting in January 2009, the new 'three strikes and you're unjacked' law will mean offenders can be barred from the Internet for up to a year. Gah!
But of course you and I can see an obvious flaw with this idea. For one thing you could see a rise in the number of people tapping into their neighbours wireless connection to keep themselves 'safe'. And then we will see an innocent family banned for nothing more than being ignorant about wi-fi security.
And then there is the issue of proof. Are ISP's about to start logging everything you download and run a report each day to see who's being a naughty boy?
What I love about the war on piracy is the 'solutions' these genii dream up always entails making it difficult for legitimate users.