On Monday, July 7th, the IMCO and ITRE committees of the European Parliament passed the review of European telecommunications law known as “Telecoms Package”. All of the amendments damaging to the Internet, that were condemmed…

Brussels, July 1st, 2008 – updated : July 2nd, 2008

One week before a key vote in the reform of European law on electronic communications (“Telecoms Package”), La Quadrature du Net (Squaring the Net) denounces a…

“I want to see everything and know everything.” – Nicolas Sarkozy, 2006, on video-surveillance

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…

1984: The amendments on the Telecoms Package are killing fundamental freedoms

Brussels – Guy Bono is indignant about the freedom-killing amendments that have been submitted in the framework of the “Telecoms Package”, that is currently being…

Nota for English speaking-readers: the notion of a mutualised scheme is less familiar in English than in Latin languages (in part because of the use of “mutual” for companies). We use this expression for schemes…

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…

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…

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…

In Spain, the project of Nicolas Sarkozy to extend at European level flexible response (three strikes approach) makes a noise. The spanish press informs the public about the emergence of an international opposition.