Movies Downloading Judged Legal in France

On Thursday, the French Court of Appeal of Montpellier released a 22 years old Internet user free of charges after he was sued for copying nearly 500 movies on Internet, burning them on CDs and sharing them with friends. The Court based its decision on the article L-122-5 of the French Intellectual Property Code stating that � authors can’t forbid copies or reproductions that are only intented for the private use of the copyist. �
In a similar case in January however, the Discrict Court of Pontoise found another Internet user guilty and condemned him to pay more than 15 000 euros. On the contrary, the French Association of Audionautes helped another defendant who was able to win his case in December in front of the District Court of Chateauroux.
MOVIES DOWNLOADING JUDGED LEGAL IN FRANCE – Blog des Audionautes