[vnunet.com] Copyright groups want action against downloaders

UK creative industry wants ISPs to enforce rules following French vote

A vote on Tuesday by the French National Assembly to restrict file sharers' and illegal downloaders' internet access has given hope to copyright pressure groups across the Channel that similar measures will soon be adopted in the UK. [...]

Although the bill still needs to be accepted by the French Senate and the Constitutional Council, citizen rights groups, such as La Quadrature du Net, have warned that French president Nicolas Sarkozy's determination to see the proposals passed is going to be difficult to overcome.