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France will no longer cut off Internet for illegal downloading

The French Ministry of Culture announced Tuesday that people who illegally download copyrighted works off the Internet no longer have to fear being disconnected for a year under the nation’s controversial anti-piracy law. The disconnection threat was part of the country’s Creation and Internet law, passed in 2009 in the…

Strauss-Kahn detained over vice ring

French police detained former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahnfor questioning on Tuesday over allegations he took part in orgies in Paris and Washington paid for by a pair of businessmen. The 62-year-old former Socialist minister, who until last year was seen as the frontrunner to replace Nicolas Sarkozy as president of France, had been due to…