[KRUHM] Does Sarkozy want to turn the french internet into a fancy minitel ?

More and more french people are concerned that the HADOPI law (3-strikes law for UK and US readers) will turn the french part of the internet into nothing more than a fancy minitel.

The upcoming taxes on websites, plus massive filtering initiatives (via spyware, no less!) will effectively turn the french internet (in all it’s fiber optic glory, at least in big cities) into a commercial network where subscribers will pay (!!!) their access only to be redirected to commercial, government approved sites.

This doesn’t fit well with Sarkozy’s promises to make France a leader in networking and more generally to make France prosper…

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