French Politicians Backing Away From Three Strikes As They Realize They Need To Get Re-elected At Some Point
from the political-realities dept
So now there's nothing standing between Hadopi and kicking people off the internet, right? In fact, reports suggested the Hadopia agency (which, amusingly was caught using an infringing font for its logo -- strike one!) was ready to start sending out 50,000 notices a day.
But wait... As a bunch of you are sending in, apparently a bunch of members of Sarkozy's party are now rethinking their support of Hadopi, noting that the plan might not be very effective, and they are worrying that it may harm just casual file sharers. In fact, a leading member of the party, Jean-Francois Cope admits he's "evolved" on the issue, and notes that the law has a "clumsy choice" in terms of the wording.
Reading between the lines a bit here, it appears that these politicians have been hearing from upset constituents about Hadopi, and are starting to realize that they're going to need to get re-elected at some point. That's the kind of thing that can "evolve" your thinking on concepts like kicking your constituents off the internet, because they wanted to hear some music.