"I refer, of course, to the infamous HADOPI law, which
aims to deprive French citizens of their Internet connection purely
on the say-so of French media companies. Doesn't sound like much
égalité, fraternité there, does it? That's bad
enough; but it seems that this bad legislation is leading to even
worse knock-on consequences.
"For example, it's emerged that the Head of the Web Innovation
Centre for the French television company TF1 was fired for daring
to write to his MP to express his opposition to the HADOPI law.
Here's a good summary of what happened:
"Yesterday's Liberation carried a detailed report on the
dismissal of a TF1 (Télévision française 1)
employee for having expressed his opposition to the law. TF1 is a
private TV network, whose boss Martin Bouygues is a close friend of
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