French pirates will no longer be disconnected from the internet

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: French pirates will no longer be disconnected from the internet[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2013/06/myce-france-pirate-670x294.png[/newsimage]

French internet pirates will no longer be disconnected from the internet if they violate copyright laws.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/french-pirates-will-no-longer-be-disconnected-from-the-internet-67911/](http://www.myce.com/news/french-pirates-will-no-longer-be-disconnected-from-the-internet-67911/)

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#2

“According to the French Minister of Digital Business this was undesired as internet access is an important basic service and can be compared to access to water or electricity.”

What is this guy under 18 or something? I spend the majority of my waking day on the internet but I would never make a statement that bold.


#3

[QUOTE=jshippy;2692881]What is this guy under 18 or something? I spend the majority of my waking day on the internet but I would never make a statement that bold.[/QUOTE] Perhaps “this guy” knows more about French society than you do, and you shouldn’t make hasty judgments?

Here in Denmark it will soon be very difficult to perform most communication with authorities regarding such things as taxes, pensions, enrollment in education, applying for health-related services, registering your car, etc. etc. without having an internet connection and a public digital certificate (NemID), so internet access is indeed already a basic service needed to be a member of Danish society.


#4

The Internet has become so important to access of basic information and being able to communicate that I can see why the ruling was made. For many people, taking away Internet access is akin to taking away telephone service and/or mail service.


#5

While it’s possible to do things like renew my vehicle registration without using the state DMV website it is a royal PITA to do so…

Not only that to do so without using the website adds $15 to the cost.