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HADOPI: a great blow to freedom of expression and justice in France

http://vince-debian.blogspot.com

"Here I am, utterly disgusted. Last Thursday, around 11pm, two dozens of members of Assemblée Nationale (one of the two parliament chambers in France) voted the infamous law nicknamed HADOPI. Great... For the record, this chamber in principle counts 577 members. This law is an awful blow to the Internet, the freedom of expression and the legal system in France..."

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French Gendarmes Rely on Ubuntu

http://www.linux-magazine.com

According to Lieutenant-Colonel Xavier Guimard's calculations, the French police plans to save $50 million in switching from Windows to Ubuntu.

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Free Culture in French

http://www.lessig.org

"My book CC-licensed book Free Culture has been translated into French and made available as a free eBook..."

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French grant OpenStreetMap access to land registry data

http://www.heise-online.co.uk

According to a Nabble post from an OpenStreetMap (OSM) community member the French Minister of the Economy, and the Direction Générale des Finances publiques (DGFiP) in charge of the French cadastre have allowed the OSM project access to vectorised geo-data from the French land registry.

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4000 Attendees at French Team Release Party

http://fridge.ubuntu.com

Th release party, organized by ubuntu-party and the French loco team, ubuntu-fr, took place at the “Cité des sciences et de l’industrie” in Paris, 29-30 November 2008. .000 people attended the event

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Share This: The Internet is a Right

http://www.linuxjournal.com

“They order, said I, this matter better in France.” So wrote Laurence Sterne in his 1768 book A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. Alas, things have changed much since then, at least as far as the Internet is concerned. In the light of recent events, now he would we have to say: they order this matter worse in France.

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French participation in “Freedom not fear”

http://www.humanrights21.org

"Tomorow, October, 11, organisations from more than 20 countries in Europe, north and south america will coordonate actions to stand up for private life and free speech, extremely threatened at the moment by political securitists post 9/11, as well as economic interests very powerfull and disrespectful of basic freedom..."

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Welcome to the Hacker Space Festival (16-22 June 2008, Paris)

http://www.hackerspace.net

"...The goal of the Hacker Space Festival is to bring together people from many cultural and technological backgrounds and from different Hacker Spaces and Autonomous zones in France and Europe (and from beyond, if they can attend) to share and show what's going on..." -- via http://artlibre.org/archives/news/315

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Big Brother: Sarkozy calls for it, his government does it.

http://www.laquadrature.net

"La Quadrature du Net (Squaring the Net) has seen the draft "Trust Online” Charter (FR) that the Ministry of the Interior is asking ISPs to sign by June 10th. The text confirms La Quadrature’s worst fears. Under the pretext of protecting users, the French government is attempting to put in place an all-encompassing Internet monitoring and filtering system.

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The Struggles of France's Three Strikes Law

http://www.eff.org

"As 2008 began, the international music industry was proudly predicting the dawning of a new age of co-operation between rightsholders, Internet companies and governments.

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New OOXML Scandal - A Leaked Email Surfaces in France - Updated: New Details from Norway

http://www.groklaw.net

"... Here's a computer translation of the email: «The project of RGI presented at the time of the last committee of the reference frames of October 12, 2007 had been put on standby, following the step engaged in the ISO by the ECMA concerning the OpenXML standard.

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Three Strikes, Three Countries: France, Japan and Sweden

http://www.eff.org

"The music and movie industries have been making a concerted attempt to introduce a "three strikes" rule for Net users in many countries simultaneously — pressuring ISPs to throw their customers offline, possibly permanently, if the rightsholders report that they have been infringing..."

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Does anybody care about Mr. Gates’s visit in Paris?

http://standardsandfreedom.net

"I think this is a question worth asking. Although this links to an article in French, you’ll probably get the idea: Bill Gates is visiting my beautiful city, Paris, just like many other well-known figures the U.S have brought to the world, such as Britney Spears, Georges W. Bush and Mr Potato. The major difference with them is that Bill Gates did not have to avoid mobs of curious people or fans (although I think Mr Potato managed to spend some time pretty much anonymously ).

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Vive le Logiciel Libre!

http://blog.canonical.com

"Today the Gendarmerie Nationale (The French national police force) announced the migration of up to 70,000 computers to Ubuntu over the next 3 years..."

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The Committee on Culture and Education wants to extend the repressive measures of the Olivennes mission at a European level

http://www.odebi.org

"The Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament is preparing to vote on a draft report basis about cultural industries in the context of the Lisbon strategy. Some amendments taking again the main guidelines of the Olivennes mission have just been registered. As a matter of fact, we have sent the following message to MEPs of the culture committee..."

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