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French GOV demand spyware in computers!!!

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 06:32 PM
This close to the EU election there is a foretaste of what the copyright lobby wants. Today was HADOPI Act through the French parliament.

HADOPI is meant to "protect artists against file sharing." It involves:

* People are turned off from the Internet, without a court order, after three allegations (!) On file sharing from the large (!!). This is a new administrative body called HADOPI.

* In the meantime it is turned off, it should be allowed to continue to pay its internet subscription.

* It requires, in order to assess people's innocence, that they are planting spyware products on their computers, which reports everything you do on your computer to the Authority. Anyone who can not be examined, is automatically guilty.

* Culture Minister expects hundreds of thousands of exclusions.

Now, let's see here. An authority, which only reports to large companies, and require to see everything - just everything - as we do on our computers. Large companies who want to turn the citizens of the Internet - and politicians who cold expects that it will take the hundred thousand. The link between fildelningshäxjakten and witch hunting of privacy could not be clearer.

This is the copyright lobby seeks. It is no longer a conspiracy fantasy - for it has happened in a country in Europe. (Although the activists who will drag the law before the Constitutional Court, European Court and European Court. But anyway. The law was voted through.)

When someone tries to defend file sharing hunting, so we now have France to point to as examples of what the quest entails. This is what is required to stop file sharing: spyware on your computer that monitor you. No politician here in Sweden, at least not yet, advocates that it should have a spyware on their computer, or automatically be guilty. But it is a reality in other places in Europe.

posted on May, 12 2009 @ 06:41 PM
Do you have a source for this? I can only find blog posts about it, and not many of those either.

posted on May, 12 2009 @ 06:56 PM

France ignores EU and passes antipiracy law

The measure supported by French President Nicolas Sarkozy punishes digital pirates by suspending Internet service if they are caught illegally sharing copyrighted material. The vote comes a little more than a month after the same government body rejected the proposal.


The bill is expected to receive final approval in the upper house Senate on Wednesday but its introduction onto the statute books is likely to be delayed by at least a month, with opponents promising to challenge the law in France's top court.

Under the terms of the bill, Internet pirates will receive two warnings before having their connection cut after a third offence for a period of up to one year. During that time they will have to continue paying their Internet provider.


i can't find any reference to spyware being installed.

[edit on 12-5-2009 by ivycutler]

posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:21 PM
reply to post by m4ng4n

Amazing! There will come a time, the only reason I will connect to the internet is to update my firewall and antivirus!

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