Intellectual Property

Frenchman Fined For Illegally Downloaded Songs

Punished even though his wife admitted to downloading the material

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The first person has been fined under France's new anti-piracy law.

Alain Prevost was fined 150 euros (£121) for pirating two Rihanna tracks even though his wife admitted she downloaded the songs.

The fine was levied on the 40-year-old because he paid for the web link over which the songs were downloaded.