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[PocketLint] EU votes on file sharing

The European Union has avoided controversy (but annoyed the French) by voting no to a policy that would have seen internet users cut for illegally downloading copyright material from the internet. The "three strikes and you're out" policy is already being adopted in France, policed by the country's internet service providers.

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EU officials did, however, vote in the third and final amendment, which concerned the importance of people to have access to digital content.

http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/17983/19007/EU-votes-on-fil...