1) All search engines should immediately de-list all *.fr links from all results globally. 2) All search engines should detect french users, and for all search queries return a screen "no linking allowed in your country."
History shows that the French population is pretty good at revolutions - it may be time for another one.
Today if a group of kids was outside singing a song, they would be immediately sued by 3 performance rights agencies, 2 collection services, and the lawyer for the band whose music they had the audacity to sing.
We are the privileged ones - reaping the rewards of your efforts to expose technology issues that we should all be aware of. We enjoy the work of Mike, and Dark Helmet, and Tim and all the other kids living in the basement of Floor 64.
We also enjoy the great entertainment provided by many of the trolls who live under the TD Bridge - the level of effort that some put into their work is far better than anything on cable these days.
And for pure entertainment - you can't beat the folks out there making a name for themselves - particularly when that name becomes somewhat of a meme - we now know that digging a hole is the "Carreon Effect"; that Prenda gives us popcorn-worthy stories every time; and that Cognitive Dissonance is not a mental disorder, but rather a prerequisite for certain political positions.
Your stories have given us Executives that have given new meaning to "Tone Deaf"; Profiteers have explored astronomical rate hikes and reaped the wrath of the net; and more new lawyer jokes than a school of comedy could ever use.
Destroying the internet is in the best interests of our politicians and their paymasters. Having a limited media back under control and squashing all this citizen communication would be seen as a total win for them.
The executives can be happy in their 1950's world of 3 channels..
Although the inevitable outcome does scare the hell out of me... thousands of CBS workers all losing their jobs, watching their pension funds being decimated by all the golden parachutes filling the skies over their heads..
... it has NOTHING to do with what a "patient" can afford; it has to do with what the patients "Insurance" can afford - so if the patients insurance can't afford it, then obviously the patient needs better insurance.
Health care hasn't given a rodent's hind quarters about patient affordability in years...
And don't forget - there is minimal short-term profit in a cure - but maximum long-term profit in treatments...