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[News] [Rival] France Hopes for Renaissance by Taking Away People's (Copy)Rights

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] France Hopes for Renaissance by Taking Away People's (Copy)Rights
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 17:03:25 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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France Strikes Out: Approves Cutting People Off The Internet

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| Still, the thing that is most amusing about this is how supporters of such 
| three strikes rules somehow seem to think that this will suddenly make people 
| buy again. There's no evidence that this is true, whatsoever. But the main 
| backer of this bill in France claims that this is:   
|     "an important step toward preserving cultural diversity and the 
|     industries threatened by piracy."  
| How? By kicking fans of the work offline? The most telling part of this 
| statement is that it's about preserving the industries "threatened" by 
| piracy, not the actual creators of content.  


France says 'Oui!' to three strikes for music pirates

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| This Gallic experiment is sure to attract global attention, as governments 
| and media moguls in the UK, the US, and elsewhere hve been wrangling about a 
| three-strikes policy for some time.  



As Sarkozy Pushes Three Strikes, He Pays Up For His Own Copyright Violations

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| Now, you might hope that this would cause Sarkozy to rethink his stance on
| copyright infringement. Instead, it looks like his political party has simply
| agreed to pay up and make the issue go away, while still pushing for the
| three strikes law. It sounds like they paid about 30,000 euros, which is a
| lot more than the single euro that Sarkozy's party initially offered (yes,
| seriously). No word on whether or not this counts towards the number of
| strikes on Sarkozy's internet connection.


Political Hypocrisy: French President Sued for Copyright Infringement

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| This may very well become the most ironic stories of 2009 in the copyright
| debate. The CBC is reporting that French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been
| sued by an independent band for copyright infringement.


Is Nicholas Sarkozy One Strike Towards Losing His Internet Connection?

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| The latest is that French President, Nicholas Sarkozy, a big supporter of
| setting up a three strikes law in France, is being accused of violating
| copyright law himself.


British Government Violates Copyright

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| As much as I utterly despise the entire premise of Intellectual Monopoly,
| this is about violating the principles of a Free License, and if it's good
| enough for the British government to violate our civil rights in the name of
| Intellectual Monopoly, then it's good enough for the Free World to protect
| its "property" (in fact Freedom) too…


UK government stole website theme

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| NUMBER 10, the UK Prime Minister's website, is apparently built using a
| design it nicked.

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