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    Sportcal
    11 Oct 2018 [ Regulation ]

    A report presented to the French parliament has called for swifter punishment for viewers of pirated streaming websites showing live sport and films. One of the proposals put forward is to offer more sanctioning power to Hadopi, the French anti-piracy authority that has been hamstrung in attempts to punish illegal streamers given the lengthy court action involved. The ‘Hadopi’ law was introduced in 2009 to disconnect those users suspected of copyright infringement, but was dropped in 2013. Aurore Bergé of the centrist LREM party and rapporteur of the six-month government study into the digital audiovisual sector, remarked: “People turn to piracy for three reasons: because it’s free, because it’s easy and because there is no penalty.”

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