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article imageFrench teacher's hard-drive confiscated for downloading music

By Bob Norman     Nov 30, 2006 in Crime
A 29-year-old school teacher in France had her computer hard-drive confiscated by a court for illegally downloading hundreds of songs from the Internet.
The judge, in the western city of Rennes, also ordered Anne-Sophie Lainneme -- who was not present for the verdict -- to pay 2,225 euros (2,900 dollars) to two royalty collection associations.
She was additionally given a 1,200-euro fine, but its payment was suspended as long as she avoided repeating the offence.
Isn't this whole thing getting out of hand?
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