Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Three strikes: To the barricades

It does make it so much easier to choose sides, doesn't it, when the team captains are Sarkozy on one side; Catherine Deneuve on the other.

Yes, the French government is trying, once again, to somehow make it okay to throw people off the internet for unlicenced files.

Sarkozy's UMP have already had to drop proposals to include punishments for sending files by email, as it turns out "we'll just have a quick look through your emails to see what is in them" isn't such a great vote-winner after all. Although why the principle is any different with any other file being zinged across the wires isn't clear.

Proposals for a lets-call-it-Big-Brother agency start being debated today.