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France Reintroduces 3 Strikes Bill. UK Says No.

UK flag Frenchflag A French bill that would shut off internet access to repeat file-swapping offenders has been reintroduced. The law suffered an unexpected defeat recently at the hands of the French Socialist Party,. But President Nicholas Sarkozy, who supports the bill, says he expects it to be adopted by May 14th. If passed, the law would put the French at odds with the European Union who have thus far rejected three strikes efforts. 

In Britain, however, IP Minister David Lammy stated that his government has ruled out disconnecting file-swappers.  "It is for the French to determine what is right for them," Lammy said, "but for us here we do not believe that would be the right road to go down."