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The online reign (or siege) of Napster and Limewire may be gone but peer-to-peer file-sharing lives on. And the entertainment industry globally is still in a pitched battle — filing court claims, seeking to shutter sites — in the campaign to to combat piracy. The French music industry recently has declared, J’en ai ras la bol! advocating not just take-downs, nor wrist-slapping warnings but now cash fines to quell illegal downloading. Thierry Chassagne, Warner Music France president, has been quoted: “There has not been a lot of repression. This part of the mission has failed. … If we consider that downloading is illegal, it must be punished, it is not a novelty. I think a system of fines would be more proportionate.”