[pp.int.general] New law in france

Valentin Villenave v.villenave at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 17:30:33 CET 2007

2007/11/2, Helmut Pozimski <helmutpozimski at web.de>:

Hi Helmut,

> 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.

Bad news indeed. The EU has already shown that anti-freedom laws are
more likely to be extended to other countries than "wise" laws (I'm
refering to recent Prodi's declaration, for example).

> 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.

You have no idea how much, here, the Sarkozy circus is doing great in
preventing people to think and take the time to realize what's going
on. His strategy has always been to distract people by doing a dozen
things a day, and the large media (TV channels, etc) are thankful to
him for making their jobs easier : no time to reflect, no time to

> 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.

Oh yes, we're definitely interested in doing international press
releases. I suspect Sarkosy's victories are intimately related to his
glamour media coverage. Which implies two things:
-This *won't* last forever.
-This contributes to make "official" medias more and more obviously unreliable.

What we can do:
-Try to get some attention from international medias (but...)
-Increase our online visibility (the Internet is becoming the only
*counter-propaganda* media available anyway)
-IRL talking. Debates, discussions, etc. Obviously, this isn't an
option right now but I'm confident that as we'll have more and more
people, our action we'll be more and more concrete.

Just my 2 cents in this discussion.


P.S. As for P2P bundles, there seems to be some kind of a conscensus
here about the corrected file I submitted a couple weeks ago; so I
think you can go ahead.

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