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French presidential Palace caught out for ‘pirating’

Despite French President Sarkozy championing some of the most aggressive anti 'piracy' legislation in Europe
Thu Dec 15 2011, 16:19

OCCUPANTS of the French Presidential Palace have been caught out downloading copyrighted material illegally.

This news comes despite the fact that French president Nicholas Sarkozy has championed some of the most aggressive anti 'piracy' legislation in Europe.

According to Torrent Freak, people using IP addresses allocated to the 'Lysée Palace' have been 'pirating' copyrighted material.

Data from shows a range of downloads from the French president's palace including a camera copy of Tower Heist, a telesync copy of Arthur Christmas, and music by The Beach Boys.

Yesterday we reported that entertainment industry workers at Sony, Universal and Fox are Bit Torrent 'pirates'. is able to show what users have downloaded using Bit Torrent and it is exposing their IP addresses to others who visit it.

The developers of want to make people aware of the lack of privacy with Bit Torrent, and they are working on a more anonymous version of the technology.

The Russia based service claims to track about 20 per cent of all public Bit Torrent downloads and displays your IP address and what you have downloaded, immediately when you visit the web site. µ


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