By signing, on 23 November 2007, the Agreement for the Development and Protection of Cultural Works and Programmes on the New Networks, the public authorities committed to “propose to Parliament the legislative texts and take the regulatory measures, enabling the implementation of a warning and sanction mechanism aimed at disincentivizing the infringement of intellectual property rights on digital networks”. According to the text, this mechanism was to be “managed by a specialized public authority, placed under the control of the judge, in order to guarantee individual rights and freedoms”.