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Hackers attack govt sites over P2P law

Hackers attacked several Italian institutional websites Tuesday, days after parliament approved a bill introducing jail penalties for those caught exchanging unauthorised copyright material over the Internet. Police said the official government and parliament websites were among those targeted by hackers, who caused “only limited damage.” Last week, parliament approved a bill making unauthorised file-sharing of copyright material through such peer-to-peer (P2P) services as Kazaa and WinMX a criminal offence. Penalties for those found guilty range from fines of between 150 and 1,000 euros (RM692 to RM4,600) to jail sentences of up to three years. Full Story

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