[pp.int.general] working on a story about the rise of the pirate movement

Nicolas Sahlqvist nicco77 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 16:41:11 CEST 2009

Thanks for the update, but you forgot to remember that HADOPI (very bad law
inded, where private interests can shut down your Internet line..) has even
been rejected by the European Parliament.


Some more information:


// Nicco

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Valentin Villenave <v.villenave at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2009/4/9 Evgeny Morozov <evgeny.morozov at gmail.com>:
> > Also, if there is something ground-breaking/really interesting happening
> in
> > your country with regards to the pirate movement, I'd appreciate if you
> > could send me a private message. Many thanks!
> > Evgeny Morozov
> > blog: http://neteffect.foreignpolicy.com
> Greetings,
> I just wanted to take this as an opportunity to mention that here in
> France, two interesting events have just happened.
> Firstly, a very bad law that the government has been trying to
> validate for months has just been rejected by the Parliament (although
> I'm afraid that, as usual, they'll just make them vote again and again
> until they finally get a chance to make what they want). This law is
> harmful to citizens, privacy and culture; it has been widely rejected
> by online movements (including us) and it looks like this
> "pedagogical" action on the Web has finally paid off (even some MPs
> that are close to the government have voted against it).
> The second event is certainly less ground-breaking, but it does well
> illustrate what we do; as you may have read earlier on this list,
> we've just released our yearly Free Music compilation installment.
> Although the French "Parti Pirate" is still on his way to being
> registered as a political party, we try to work, on one hand, with
> artists, and on the other hand with various
> movements/organisations/networks that deal with civil liberties, or
> Internet rights, or Free licences, and so on... Such movements are
> unbelievably numerous and different in France, and getting them to
> communicate with each other is not easy (though gradually more
> successful, as today's events show).
> And of course, none of us would still be here if it were'nt for the
> International Pirate Party, which we very enthusastically support --
> btw, enough said; I'm sure the guys out there have many more
> interesting things to tell you :-)
> Regards,
> Valentin Villenave
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