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[TheSun] France passes tough new web laws

The new "three strikes" rules means illegal downloaders will get three warnings from a new web police force, before having their connection cut off.

The creation and internet bill was passed by MPs yesterday and is due to come into force in the autumn. [...]

Film star Catherine Deneuve has joined the protest against the law, calling it "inapplicable and ignorant".

While a protest group called the Quadrature du Net said artists were wrong to back the law because it cast them as opponents of the young who are their main fans.

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