France Launched Public Consultation for Secure Online AccessAdded: Friday, July 30th, 2010
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The “three-strikes” legislation was adopted in France almost a year ago, but since then things haven’t changed, as there were no letters sent over this year and no users disconnected. Of course, the copyright owners are frustrated with the speed (or its absence) the law is starting to work in France. The legislation appeared to be quite controversial, as any other law related to freedom of speech, and France even saw one citizen launching a lawsuit against his employer – an ISP – for getting fired because of sending his political representative an expression of disapproval for this legislation.
It seemed like it was all over once the legislation passed though, but it turned out that the war against the law burst out after its final passage. Even the UMP, the French governing party, has voiced second thoughts on this legislation recently. This means that if copyright owners are hoping that the notifications would start flying right away, then they’d be disappointed. It appeared that the enforcing of the law got stalled for technical reasons, and HADOPI, the authority governing the operations of this legislation, decided it has to launch a public consultation. The question of the consultation is the criteria for ensuring a secure online connection.
At first view, it doesn’t seem like this matter has anything to do with the “three-strikes” law, but, in fact, the legislation depends on the assumption that every Internet subscriber has a secure Internet connection. The point is that an IP address should accurately indicate a particular person, which can only be achieved by ensuring a secure IP address to everyone in order to avoid false accusations.
This situation reminds the one in the US, where it hasn’t been actually resolved in the last decade. Worse still, the attempts to solve it became more complicated with advent of Wi-Fi at citizens’ homes. The matter is that Wi-Fi hacking is becoming increasingly easy, because at this very moment out-of-the-box Wi-Fi Hacking tools are being sold at the street corners in China, providing easy illegal access to all Wi-Fi spots nearby.
So, now HADOPI is launching a public consultation, inviting people to suggest their answers to the following questions:
1. What can be understood under a secure online account or address?
2. What should the subscriber do in case of being accused of violation due to finding his Wi-Fi hacked?
July 30th, 2010Posted by:
Friday, July 30th, 2010
|posted by (2010-07-30 19:33:15)|
|pirate signal this is our future, th4nx 4 read SaM :)|
|posted by (2010-07-31 11:53:13)|
|Legalize all downloads ,maybe just limiting a bit the amount of G´s or T´s depending of personal or professional use,would be more simple than spending the huge amount of money fighting piracy.On my view, if ever "they"(pirate hunters) win this war they actualy lose,because force people to buy stuff, on ways things are economcly worldwide, they will at end spended more on this war than the profits they will achieve on legal buys.They will sell less, and after that is domino effect.Instead of intimidation campaigns they should lauch awareness and responsible ways of use ,not for the Big corporations interest but yes for people education,if people do well by themselves it serves well the corps too ,so they wont spend so much figting who gives them the cash they need.||
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