France suspends three-strikes copyright law after massive data-leak

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8 Responses to “France suspends three-strikes copyright law after massive data-leak”

  1. Amelia_G says:

    Is French computing generally very competent? I have trouble reading Le Monde on my iPad, for example.

  2. OrcOnTheEndOfMyFork says:

    In fact, we could probably make the whole messy business go away if “discrediting state institutions” were simply made a crime.

    It’s even easier than that. Just get it over with and give Hollywood what it wants: shut the Internet off for everyone. Worked for Egypt!

    • Gulliver says:

      > It’s even easier than that. Just get it over with and give Hollywood what it wants: shut the Internet off for everyone. Worked for Egypt!

      Welcome to the wonderful world of core routing. Course in Amerika the gov’ment could never shut down the internet by killing one central exchange owned by the State. They’d have to kill three owned by companies that own the State. Why it’s almost as if…

      [This IP address has been suspended for reasons of national security. Thank you for playing.}

  3. zapan says:

    Giving public databases to dysfunctional private companies in exchange of retrocommissions is the true face of Sarkozy’s government. Under his reign, he multiplied legal databases, including some about opposing politic activists, to a tenfold.

  4. Anonymous says:

    “The government wants to put you under continuous monitoring. Do you accept?”

    Hell no!

  5. axx says:

    One can’t even really call this a hack.

    It was a visit, the door was left wide open really, they just looked around.

    It was so easy, the initial French blog title wonders if it wasn’t a honey pot…

    Official excuse is “it was a test and development server”.

    Anyway, funniest thing I’ve read so far on this whole mess is the fact that HADOPI has finally proceeded to its first disconnection! Only thing is, they disconnected their private police, not any citizens.

  6. phisrow says:

    So, if one were to (at grave peril to purity of essence) put on one’s hypothetical Sarkozy hat, this would be evidence that the internet needs Law and Order(tm) even more than ever and we probably aren’t paying the contractors enough or giving them sufficient extrajudicial power.

    In fact, we could probably make the whole messy business go away if “discrediting state institutions” were simply made a crime….

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