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Virgin France cops €600k piracy fine

Virgin France has been slapped with a €600,000 fine for illegally downloading Madonna's Hung Up for resale on its site - in the process ignoring an "exclusive deal reached by Warner Music France with France Telecom and Orange", the BBC reports.

France Telecom had inked a €500,000 deal with Warner, which allowed it to exclusively offer the song for sale on its website or for download to mobile phones. The agreement ran for one week in October, but "after the tune was made available the Virgin store downloaded it, repackaged it and made it available on the Virginmega website", a Paris industrial court ruled.

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News source: The Reg

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