French film-makers and science fiction writers protest new anti-P2P law


8 Responses to “French film-makers and science fiction writers protest new anti-P2P law”

  1. Irene Delse says:

    That insane law is coming again before the parliament on Monday, with little chance of a new repeal.

    Sarkozy said himself last week, in hearing distance of a journalist, that he was hellbent on this P2P law, although it’s not popular at all, even in his own party, and there are more negative advices and opinions every day. But once voted, it could act as a Trojan horse for Net filtering, and pave the way to another piece of very bad legislation: a law on terrorisme and homeland security that Sarkozy wants VERY much to pass…

    Details in ths article (in French again, sorry):

    Quick and dirty extract:

    “‘Shut up our you’re politically dead!’ That’s what Sarkozy yelled recently at Jean Dionis du Séjour, a center-right MP [who is normally allied with Sarko], who openly spoke against the proposed Creation & Internet (also known by the acronym Hadopi) law and voted against it on April 9th. [...] Why is Sarkozy so furious this time?

    The answer is in the coming legislative agenda, in particular the proposed law on Home Security [French acronym: LSI or LOPPSI], often pushed back before, which would introduce mandatory surveillance and filtering de of Internet content. Behind the front of fighting Net piracy, Sarkozy wants the Creation & Internet law (Hadopi) to act as a Trojan horse for that next law. Hadopi would oblige to install state-approved “anti piracy” security software on every computer of every home with Internet access in France. Once the P2P filter installed everywhere, the government would just have to widen, with the Home Security law, the scope of electronic surveillane to other kinds of communication: e-mail, phone…”

  2. Irene Delse says:

    Erm, the last 2 paragraphs of the post above should be in italics. Sorry for the html fail.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Loads of New Zealand artists came out in opposition of this as well, when they tried to pass the same thing.
    Google weighed in, as did a major ISP.
    Viva Le France! Good luck, you’ll need it.

  4. sebaso says:

    French lawmakers approve anti-piracy Internet ban – AFP reports:

    So, let’s have a silent twitter hour against the new french “3 strikes out” internet law. No tweets beetween 8 and 9 p.m. french local time today.

    Paris 8.p.m – find your local time here:
    (San Francisco 11 a.m., New York 2 p.m.)

  5. Deche says:

    Also interesting, this letter from a collective of french independent record labels (only in french, to lazy translating…) :,42300.php

    They especially focus on the depreciation of music’s value organized by the music industry, the disppearence of small music stores in profit of huge chains, and the highly discussable legality of Deezer, a french music streaming website, which relys on users uploading pirated music, and giving back little money to the artists (24 185 listenings = 22,85 euros.)

    Some other news on this law : in the new version that is being discussed now at the parliament, there’s a new appendice, the filtering of “electronic communication”, meaning the duty for each internet user to control EVERYTHING going i/o, emails etc, including the ones from members of the family…
    see this article (in french again, still lazy ^^) :

  6. Anonymous says:

    Help ! Please, come to deliver us from Sarkozy the cocaine-addicted dictator.

  7. Anonymous says:

    the sad reality is that this law is going to be voted, and that it is globally supported by the majority of artists who have been tricked into thinking that it protects their interests, which in the long run it won’t, while forgetting all civil liberties it is thrashing

  8. Anonymous says:

    So if we accuse the media monsters of monopoly will they be shut down without a trial?


    Is it because we don’t bribe the government officials like they do?

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