Why HADOPI Trademarked by a French Citizen? Added: Monday, September 6th, 2010
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The news surfaced last month that one French citizen managed to trademark HADOPI first, leaving the government aside. Now this citizen in coming out of shade and explains why did he do that.
The guy’s name is Renaud Veeckman and it becomes known around the globe. While the government of France was thinking about a “three-strikes” legislation called HADOPI, he trademarked this name. This deed was in fact the biggest development able to cause troubles for the country’s government that hoped to enforce the law. Renaud Veeckman admitted that he had trademarked HADOPI to voice his protest against the new controversial legislation.
Renaud Veeckman, 36, used to work as a journalist, but now devotes himself to the communication with local authorities, so he can be considered a very concerned citizen in the life of his native city. When he first filed the mark, he just did it by exasperation at the lack of debate taking place at the National Assembly. Actually, he had no idea what kind of impact his gesture could have. But now, after many months, his life has changed considerably. Today, he works full time on the Apiadopi project with some of his associates. They have created an entity and are going to launch bids for the web. Moreover, they consider the creation of new models for distribution of digital material.
As for the trademark dispute, the situation is quite complex, as neither Veeckman nor the state is actually the owner, and this question should be left for a judge to decide. The hearing is scheduled for November, 19th. If the victory is handed out to Veeckman, he would ask a symbolic euro besides the reimbursement of the legal fees, as he never started this for money.
This resistant citizen believes that the rest of the public haven’t yet grasped the full extent of the laws regarding the Internet – it still looks like something very theoretical to them. But Veeckman himself is fundamentally opposed, refusing to accept the idea of integration of spyware on the PCs of an entire population. Although the law has already been passed and will soon come into effect, it is destined to fail. This point of view is proved by numerous studies, suggesting that it wouldn’t prevent piracy, but only promote cyber crime. That’s why Renaud Veeckman asks all the rest to join him and express their views on HADOPI to make the government hear before it’s too late.
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