France rules in favour of P2P
It is amazing that while the rest of the world is looking to fight Peer to peer file trading the French take a completely opposite point of view.
The French courts have ruled that using peer-to-peer networks (P2P), providing you are doing so for personal rather than commercial reasons, is legal. The decision was actually made back in December but has only just been made public. Following the line of reasoning utilised by the ADA for nearly two years, the Judges decided that these acts of downloading and uploading qualified as “private copying”.
The association said although the verdict was being appealed it was confident the higher court would uphold the decision.