Heise reports that the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés, the French data protection commission, has empowered Syndicat des Editeurs de Logiciels de Loisi (SELL) to monitor P2P sites in the hope of detecting copyright infringements. Once an infringement is detected, SELL will as a first step send an automated warning email. If the infringement continues, SELL may track down the IP address of the infringer and take further action.
The IPKat says, if you don’t fancy being at the receiving end of such an action, the solution is simple – don’t make illegal downloads.
More hard sells here, here and here