[pp.int.general] Sad day in France

Nicolas Sahlqvist nicco77 at gmail.com
Tue May 12 17:46:32 CEST 2009

It goes sadly beyond shutting down a internet user I'm afraid...


"At the end of a certified evaluation procedure, and taking into
consideration conformity with the specifications set out in the
previous paragraph and their effectiveness, the High Authority will
issue a list certifying the security software whose use will validly
exonerate the access holder (internet user!) from their responsibility
under the terms of article L. 336-3. This certification will be
periodically revised.

Mmmh. So what the law intends is to set up a meeting between security
software vendors, antipiracy organizations and ISPs to decide what
software you need to install on your machine, so that they can be sure
that you behave yourself. If you don’t fancy installing their device,
then you’ll just have to swallow any liability consequent to someone
else using your machine or accessing your connection."


This is essentially DRM by law, I seen this setup on high security
companies where people could get into problems for installing Gaim for
example, not a future I want to see on my private computer!

- Nicolas

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 5:31 PM, Florian Lauté <godfloyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey,
> it's a sad day in France. The french parliament have just voted the law
> "Creation et internet" which authorize the "major" to cut out the internet
> connection of everyone without a judge decision.
> I will say you more later. The law must be presented to the senat before
> being definitivly adopted.
> --
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> feuille comme brouillon. De plus, quand vous imprimez, ayez le réflexe de le
> faire en noir et blanc et en choisissant une qualité moins bonne, surtout
> quand il y a des images.
> http://ekologeek.free.fr
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