Needless to say, music labels and movie distributors don’t like this one bit. They have made claims that these new laws will break international laws on intellectual property, as have some celebrities and other media figures.
"To legalize the downloading of our music, almost free of charge, is to kill our work," venerable rocker Johnny Hallyday said in a statement.
The actors’ and musicians’ branch of France’s largest trade union, the CFDT, said the plan "would mean the death of our country’s music and audiovisual industries."
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