[pp.int.general] New law in france

Helmut Pozimski helmutpozimski at web.de
Fri Nov 2 21:08:06 CET 2007

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Florian Lauté schrieb:
> Hello everybody,
> As you might already know, on the 30th of October, a new law has been
> approved here in France, and published in the "Journal Officiel", which
> means that it has now just taken effect. Strangely, the government was
> very discrete about this measure; the law has been voted without any
> large media noticing it, and most people don't even know about its
> existence
> [..]
> If we may add, since this law has been adopted our servers, personal
> computers and all the bandwidth we can find are overloaded with Libre
> music downloads. All we can do is tell you how we feel, and invite you
> to share whatever Free material you can to help us make things change.
> We always used to refer to "free as in freedom" culture: today both
> culture and freedom are at stake, so let's just hit it
That's bad news. There were similar ideas in Germany
but I believe they won't dare to bring them into law form. But
something like that happening in France without. I can't believe it.

What are your plans to take action against that? I think Sarkozy has
to go as fast as possible before he and his government do irreversible
harm to the French democracy. But that's easier said than done.

Maybe we should do a press release together to get international press
attention or add something about the new law to the draft for the
p2p-file proposed by pers and release it?
I fear if we don't do anything against it, other countries will follow.

Helmut aka Hoshpak

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