French Lawmakers Consider Legalized P2P Framework

French lawmakers will soon vote on a measure that would pave the way for a legalized, P2P file-sharing framework.

The vote, scheduled for March 14th, follows a late-session amendment in December. That has since undergone some modifications, though the underlying proposal remains the same. In the meantime, a major blast came from the District Court of Paris, which authorized the use of P2P file-sharing for individual, non-commercial use in early February. That will undoubtedly face future challenges, though the precedent has offered fuel for proponents of a flat-fee, all-you-can-eat P2P file-sharing system.