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Old 4th August 2011
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Originally Posted by John Eppstein View Post
From the article:

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"Other countries like the U.S. and France are already taking decisive, swift action on piracy and the UK must not fall behind if we are to deliver on growth," he (Geoff Taylor of BPI) said in a statement.
You read the article incorrectly. The above quote was from a representative of the BPI, not the Government. MRD. (*)

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Originally Posted by John Eppstein View Post
Note that France has the most hardline anti-piracy stance of any country in the EU.
HADOPI isn't working out too well for them. They made it too easy to register a complaint, it's massively overloaded as a result, they are having to spend much more than they budgeted for. Expect "major pushback" when the budget is reviewed.

(*) MRD = Mandy Rice Davies. The Profumo Affair.
At one stage in the court proceedings, MRD said that she had met one of the politicians. The defence lawyer said that the politician denied ever having met her. She replied, "Well, he would say that, wouldn't he?"