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Podcast: Jeremie Zimmermann talking about the Telecom Package at Netzpolitik

Jeremie Zimmermann, co-founder of La Quadrature du Net was interviewed by Netzpolitik. This 40-minute interview talks about the French initiative about "graduated response", about the Telecom Package, and what can be done about it, especially at the European level.

PRESS: Abstimmungsempfehlungen und Pressemeeting zum "Telekom-Paket" am 24.09.08, 10:00 Uhr

Der Zusammenschluß der NGOs „La Quadrature du Net“, mit Hilfe von „FFII“ (=Förderverein für eine freie informationalle Infrastruktur) und „AK Vorrat“ (=Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung) und netzpolitik.org hat seine Abstimmungsempfehlungen aktualisiert für die Plenardebatte zum „Telekom-Paket“ am 24. September 2008 um 11:30 im Europäischen Parlament in Brüssel. Vor der Abstimmung wird eine Kunstinstallation über digitale Überwachung gezeigt und ein Pressemeeting vor dem Parlamentsgebäude abgehalten (s. unten).

PRESS: Voting recommendations and press meeting on "Telecoms-Package"

The joint-venture of the NGOs "La Quadrature du Net" with help of "FFII" (=Foundation for a free informational Infrastructure; Europe) and "AK Vorrat" (=Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung; Germany) and netzpolitik.org has updated their voting recommendations for the plenary vote on the "Telecoms Package" on September 24th 2008 at 11:30AM at the European Parliament in Brussels. A visual art installation about digital surveillance and a press meeting will be held in front of the European Parliament before the vote (see details below).

Telecoms Package gets to plenary. Vote on September 24th

Swedish member of european parliament Christofer Fjellner (PPE/DE, conservative party) explains the stakes of the Telecoms Package in a 3 minutes illustrated video clip :

Telecoms Package : intervention in the European Parliament

On the topic of Telecoms Package, greek Members of European Parliament Stavros Lambrinidis, vice-président of the civil liberties committee, and Maria Matzouka organized a conference on Internet and liberties Monday Sept. 8th.

La Quadrature du Net presented its position on Telecoms Pacakge, along with the European Data Protection Supervisor, MEPs and NGOs (FFII, statewatch, EPIC).

The European chapters of the Internet Society oppose the Olivennes law and its European extensions

The European chapters of the Internet Society have issued a press release that develops an strong argumented stand against the three-strikes approach proposed by the French Olivennes law. Various amendments to the telecom package in the European Parliament try to pave the way for the introduction of this law and similar European regulation.

Read the text of ISOC's press release

Latest comic strip of the week - week 24 - "Empty box" - LL de Mars

LL de Mars again ! Here is his vision of an ideal, trustable, computing...

You sold me an empty box!! \ For your safety : you cannot do anything illegal.

French telecom regulation authority criticizes Olivennes law

The French economic newspaper Les Échos reports, that ARCEP, the French authority for telecom regulation, recently released a notice critical of the Olivennes law project.

ARCEP considers that, given the current state of technology, Internet Service Providers cannot implement the three strike measures.

First, ARCEP "suggests a delay of several months before the law comes into effect", because the Internet service providers will have to build new tools to ensure their judiciary security.

Privacy : Film industry pirates European law

Paris May 13, 2008 - La Quadrature du Net (Squaring the Net) is worried about amendments endangering privacy tabled by the rapporteurs of the Culture Committee of the European Parliament. They fit into the consideration of two proposals framework directives known as "Telecoms Package" [1].

Exclusive : The latest "flexible response" french law draft

Paris, May 6, 2008. La Quadrature du Net (Squaring the Net) has obtained the latest version of the French Olivennes bill about "flexible response" against internet users, which is currently being studied by the State Council. [1] Its content is further evidence for the extremism of its drafters.

Digital repression : record industry talks nonsense

Paris, April 30th, 2008. Hervé Rony, spokesperson for the SNEP (french syndicate of the record industry), declared yesterday that « it would not be acceptable » that the "flexible response" would not be examined before summer by the French Parliament. He added that it would be «  a bit late  if the Olivennes law was voted before the end of July [1].

Comic strip of the week - week 20 - "Sarkozy & Carla" - Mermadon

This week, Mermadon draws the "graduated response" as seen from Spain : Nicolas Sarkozy serving the record majors...

« Sarkozy & Carla » by Mermadon - Copyleft (CC BySa)

Will France Introduce the Digital Guillotine in Europe?

Ever since DADVSI, the French implementation of the European Copyright Directive, Internet users in France have faced increasingly disproportionate threats of punishment for claims of copyright infringement. The latest scheme promoted by the content industry against unauthorized sharing of music and films on Internet is called "flexible response" or "three strikes, you're dead".

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the projects you worry about?

  • The Olivennes bill aimed at building flexible response
  • The proposed extension of the powers of the CSA (french media regulation authority) to Internet
  • The proposed national commission to mark "trusted" online services
  • The draft law on cybercrime
  • The draft decree extending the retention of logs

When will projects that you worry about be adopted?

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