France: evaluating the effects of the anti-piracy law
Two years ago France introduced its anti-digital piracy legislation, the HADOPI law, and the French governmental copyright protection body installed to administer the controversial law continues to staunchly defend it; starting with the graduated response three strikes system designed to deter web users. The body denies being a repressive authority though.
In this edition: Despite threats from the authorities, Iranian opponents continue their online battle; Italian net users express their exasperation in the face of Silvio Berlusconi’s escapades; ‘All For Good’ promotes online charity work.
In today's round-up of the Web: Iranian authorities' refusal to annul the results of a disputed presidential election has not dampened online mobilisation; and Net users express growing concern over a recent spate of deadly attacks in Iraq.
In this edition: the Web rallies for Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who celebrates her 64th birthday Friday. In the US, the Web echoes the concern of many Americans about the US president’s economic policies.