French lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow authorities to cut illegal downloaders off from the worldwide web, AFP reports. One of the toughest ever drafted in the global fight against internet piracy, the bill has drawn attention from across the world as countries debate how to deal with the illegal downloading of films, music, and computer games. The revamped bill passed through France's National Assembly after 285 deputies backed it, with 225 voting against. It will now go to a parliamentary commission before a final vote by both senators and deputies, expected to be a formality. Championed by...

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