French Socialist Party Will Repeal Copyright LawAdded: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
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Secretary of the Socialist Party Martine Aubry has announced plans to repeal HADOPI – the well-known French legislation enforcing a “three-strikes” regime.
According to Numerama, Martine Aubry feels that there should be a better way to make sure that content creators get paid for their works. The party proposed a global license to be put on Internet service providers instead of disconnecting households from the web based on accusations of violation.
Although the Socialist Party is in favor of an adaptation and strengthening of copyright legislation, especially in the digital field, it is still going to repeal the HADOPI, saying that there should be first an honest dialogue with all involved parties. In the meantime, the party believes that the fight against counterfeiting business should go on and even be intensified.
One of the major French political parties pointed out that it wasn’t hard to find flaws in a “three-strikes” legislation, and the party has already mentioned some of them in the past. Among those flaws there was inability to accurately tie an individual to an IP address. As it has already been repeatedly pointed out, one of the studies revealed that even a printer was accused of copyright infringement in a BitTorrent swarm.
As for the alternative that the party wants to propose, global licenses for downloading is not actually a new idea. Indeed, it has been proposed a number of times in the past, and many industry members would agree that a blanket license for Internet service providers is much better than massive lawsuits or disconnections from the Internet. Such idea was proposed in Canada by SAC four years ago, as well as by the EFF in the United States back in 2008.
Meanwhile, the French Socialist Party is one of the major political parties in the country, being around since 1969. According to the latest country’s election, the party is 2nd popular in France, receiving 16.48% votes, while the currently governing party received 27.88% votes.
The question is what could cause a growing discontent for HADOPI from the largest political parties? Besides, even if the party feels it is able to gain public support by outright saying that the copyright legislation should be repealed, it won’t necessarily cast a positive light to the law itself. Still, it didn’t come as a surprise that the HADOPI became very unpopular in the country.
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