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France Fights Music Piracy With Revolutionary Program!

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In order to stop music piracy, France will be subsidizing the legal downloads with its new Carte Musique program.

The European Commission approved the plan earlier this week, which will give 12 to 25-year-olds the chance to buy a €50 gift card for the price of €25. The French government will pay the difference.

Participants will be allowed to purchase one card per year and the program will last two years. And the sites that accept the cards are expected to lower prices for music downloads, provide offers to extend music subscription services and contribute towards Carte Musique advertising.

The government expects 1 million cards to sell each year.

Inneresting idea!

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9 comments to “France Fights Music Piracy With Revolutionary Program!”



  1. 1

    Jesus Christ! No one tell Barry Obama about this or he'll try to Socialize the music industry.

    "Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordian." ~ A very smart man



  2. 2

    What a waste of tax payer money. It all seems very corrupt to me.



  3. 3

    What!?! France is fighting something? no doubt they'll surrender in a couple of days



  4. 4

    It won't matter. The people have spoken and they refuse to pay for music. Thumbs up @Eldridge. You know he'll try what now that he knows how hard Jay Z has it with his thug life.



  5. 5

    Merci de m' l'apprendre porcinet ! a paris il fait une temps mitigé cochon dinde !



  6. 6

    what a waste. fuck that!



  7. 7

    Lol, useless…French people will never buy this cards. Life is hard here and we can't spend money for that kind of thing.



  8. 8

    I'm French..
    SO thank you so much Sheriff Rusty for clarifying the fact that FRENCH are..
    what? loser? ^^
    Please dude, stop thinking at the caricature that is given to us, because it's so pathetic to only judge.
    Don't forget that we're cousin by our history, and don't think that you're the best.

    In response to other comments, I would say that if the government do this, it's pretty sure that nobody would buy it and that our taxes will increase for .. nothing
    as usual in France, with our politicians.. :)



  9. 9

    lol its still not free