French SOS-HADOPI Blasted By HADOPI Added: Thursday, September 16th, 2010
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HADOPI, the French “three-strikes” legislation and the outfit overseeing the enforcement of the legislation, has taken quite a beating on the PR front. The matter is that they are now pushing back, denying that they are demanding Internet users to install spyware if they want to prove their innocence. Besides, they act against the initiative called SOS-HADOPI, which is a commercial service devoted to helping those users who found themselves on the other end of a copyright accusation.
SOS-HADOPI is one of the services that are currently starting up. It is expected to launch by around the next week as a helpline for users who found themselves affected by Internet Piracy or want to prevent it. In fact, for launching this service a national network of lawyers was created.
Of course, this couldn’t sit well with HADOPI, which was quick to denounce this practice, warning Internet users against such abuses. The government said that the concerns about the spyware that HADOPI was mulling are premature, because the Creation and Internet law doesn’t obligate users to install any specific software in order to prove their innocence yet.
However, in accordance with the legislation, Internet Piracy has launched a consultation on a draft of security means able to protect users from being falsely accused of infringement. Thus, the government points out that there’s no spyware that users are forced to install and therefore can’t be any service fighting it. Meanwhile, the consultation on the draft isn’t closed and will even be prolonged.
All the discussion is still about is the secure Wi-Fi connection and how one can estimate the level of this security enough to prove the user’s innocence. That was the main question of launched public consultation. The installation of spyware was one of the proposals of how to solve the problem. At the same time, HADOPI argues that such software can’t be called spyware, as it isn’t installed without the users consent, though it still logs the user’s activities and collects data about their computer.
Meanwhile, HADOPI is now insisting that users are not obliged to install this kind of spyware. However, it’s only true for right now, because if HADOPI decides to use the spyware solution, they can later easily say it was a new development. All the French can currently do is to wait the results of the consultation.
September 16th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
|tnkx sam funny how they say it isnt realy spyware but it does . it still logs the user’s activities and collects data about their computer.|
then it is spyware haha.
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