French President Advocates “Three-Strikes” InternationallyAdded: Monday, May 30th, 2011
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French president is urging Europeans to give in to entertainment industry. Nicolas Sarkozy was one of the first country leaders in the world to implement the “three strikes” graduated response system in his country, and now he is extremely busy trying to convince other EU governments to follow his example and help the copyright owners suffering from unauthorized file-sharing. Such energetic activity in this area makes one wonder what’s in it for Sarkozy.
However, to his disappointment, the French president faced a cruel reality, where none of the European countries (except the United Kingdom) seems to be willing to help Hollywood in their fight against Internet piracy. Meanwhile, the reason for the UK to implement the system is a separate issue.
Nicolas Sarkozy has been persistently insisting that the role of the government is to make sure that the worldwide web does not go wild, which can be achieved by enforcing stricter rules over the illegal downloading. However, other speakers at the Tuileries Gardens conference, including the heads of Google (Eric Schmidt) and Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg) expressed the opposite point of view, saying that the idea of implementing a graduating response system is not popular with other EU governments and broadband providers.
The CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, was particularly explicit when emphasizing that if “someone’s stupid law” deprives the web of the opportunity to grow, there won’t be anything good about the issue, regardless of the way in which it is presented.
Reuters, after examining a draft summary, informed that the gathering mentioned above would produce a statement meant to conceal the deepest divisions. In addition, it also insisted that G8 leaders should adopt an international approach to protecting Internet users’ personal information. This draft summary also confirmed that regarding the issue of the protection of IP rights, the Forum acknowledged the necessity for local legislation and frameworks enabling better enforcement, at the same time promoting the development of online trade in both products and digital content, which fall within the IP legislations.
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Monday, May 30th, 2011
|posted by (2011-05-30 15:11:17)|
|This "shorty" needs to focus on "Friend's wife stealing" project rather than the Internet, which he knows nothing about !|
|Didnt the french government fall foul of the three strikes law themselves not so long ago???? thanks for the read|
|the only strikes the french know is when all of their workers go on strike.|
they are the last people in the western world that should be telling anyone how to do business or run their country or make laws.
|hmmm, france telecom was losing 30,000 customers a month so they bought orange and changed their name because of their bad reputation, and orange in france has the highest suicide rate of a company too. why was a state owned company allowed to buy another telecom? and why do they still charge roaming when they are in almost every country in europe and its all one company and network? nothing france says should even be acknowledged. they are hypocrites.|
|posted by (2011-05-31 18:14:32)|
|Instead of looking for more excuses to violate users rights, the focus should be in protecting it. We have some major security issues exposing personal and financial information that are costing companies and consumers billions. This year alone how many security breaches have occurred? Sony been hacked about 4 times, Honda, Lockheed Martin and the list continues. These people need to get their head out the sand box and start focusing on some real issues that will create real change and while benefiting everybody in the process.|
|Maybe they should consult Al GORE; He claims to have invented the Internet?||
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