February 7, 2006 | By Derek Slater

French Court Deems File Sharing Legal

The French government recently started to consider legalizing file sharing and supporting alternative ways to ensure artists get paid. Today, a French court gave another push in the right direction, absolving a file sharer of criminal charges. According to a press release [PDF] from the Association of Audionauts, the court concluded that uploading and downloading on P2P qualifies as legal "private copying."

Let's hope some of this refreshing thinking makes its way across the Atlantic.


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