Sarkozy Wants To Use Anti-Censorship Conference To Promote Censorship By Copyright
from the that-takes-gall dept
Having said all that, though, it appears that not only does French President Nicolas Sarkozy recognize that copyright law is about censorship, he actually seems proud of the fact that he's using copyright law to stifle speech. As a bunch of folks have sent in, there's a conference being held in France about freedom of expression and against internet censorship. Sarkozy has apparently decided to try to use the conference, instead, to promote his Hadopi "three strikes" copyright concept. This is pretty stunning. It's as if he's openly admitting that copyright is censorship, and he's perfectly happy with that, and wants to expand it further.