Is France on to something? Should people push for the legalization of P2P? Or should P2P be strictly prohibited everywhere? It seems pretty fruitless to try to regulate it. It will just send the community "underground," and there are already plenty of underground file sharing communities (mostly with a BitTorrent focus) out there right now.PARIS (Hollywood Reporter) - France's lower house of parliament has voted to legalize peer-to-peer file-sharing of films and music on the Internet, unleashing a wave of protest from the country's film, audiovisual and music industry organizations.
If the measure passes in the upper house, France would become the first country to legalize peer-to-peer downloading at a time when most Western nations are battling to curb illegal downloading on the Internet.