French Senate passes bill to disconnect filesharers
Three strikes for les gratuittards
The French Senate has overwhelmingly voted in favor of disconnecting Internet pirates, despite European Parliament's direct opposition to the punishment.
Under France's proposed three-strikes or "graduated response" law, Internet users accused of stealing content online for the first time would receive a cautioning email. A second time results in a warning letter delivered by post, and a third claim requires the user's Internet service provider (ISP) to cut access for a year.
Many ISPs have been fighting such proposals because it thrusts responsibility of policing online copyrights on their shoulders.
The legislation passed on a vote of 297 to 15, but still needs approval by the National Assembly before it becomes law.
French legislators also rejected an amendment authored by senator Bruno Retailleau that would replace the bill's Internet kill-switch punishment with a monetary fine.
France has suggested the three-strikes scheme as an amendment to a wider, pan-European Telecoms Package back in July, but the amendment was ultimately rejected. In fact, European Parliament later passed an amendment that specifically condemns using disconnection as punishment – although the vote was non-binding and toothless.
Perhaps the EU could first try sending France a cautioning email... ®
Actually MAC addresses are not repeated along the network path. They only have local significance and some connections e.g. PSTN Modem, serial connections (router to router) do not have one.
I am A and I send a package to C that must pass through to router B in a LAN (Ethernet ports).
The frame has my MAC address as sender and B's MAC address as receiver when it leaves me. When B get's it, it replaces the MAC address to B as sender, C as receiver.
If the connection is a serial one then no MAC address is sent. Since most high speed point to point links are serial, then MAC address has no reach beyond your local network.
if the Copyright holder is setting a honey pot by "sharing" all of its Music
If they are doing that, they are implicity ALLOWING anyone to download from them by putting up the web site with "free" content. I doubt you will see that happening any time soon.
Spot on, the French attitude to the EU is remarkably flexible, especially when it comes to the agricultural bits.
That's not a criticism, self-interest is only to be expected, just wish they'd be a bit less hypocritical about the rest of it.