Wednesday, January 04, 2006

FYI

The French are NUTS!

French government Lobbied to Ban Free Software
It appears that publishing Free Software giving access to culture is about to become a counterfeiting criminal offence.

France may Sanction Unfettered P2P Downloads
France could become the first country to pass a law broadly permitting free downloads of copyright content from the Internet for private use.

Entertainment Industry "trying to hijack data retention directive."
In a move a digital rights group is calling 'a gross affront to civil liberties and human rights', media firms want to amend the proposed data retention directive so they can bring criminal prosecutions for copyright violation

Basically, the French feel the need to make all free software illegal (Most P2P software), but make the use of P2P software a basic right along the lines of breathing and eating cheese.

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