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Italy approves 'jail for P2P users' law
By Tony Smith
Published Thursday 20th May 2004 14:10 GMT
Italy has made transferring content via the Internet without the permission of the copyright holder a criminal offence
The Italian parliament yesterday voted in favour of imposing jail sentences of up to three years on anyone caught uploading or downloading unauthorised copyright material to and from the Net. Newsletter
The move comes in direct response to the rise of P2P services such as Kazaa and Gnutella, and was prompted by the country's film industry.