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[News] Hypocritical Nicolas Sarkozy Caught for Stealing Like a Pirate Again

  • Subject: [News] Hypocritical Nicolas Sarkozy Caught for Stealing Like a Pirate Again
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 11:55:07 +0100
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Pirates ! French presidency makes 400 unauthorized copies of DVD

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| The French satirical investigative journalism 
| weekly âLe Canard EnchaÃnÃâ  reveals that our 
| holier-than-thou presidency is in fact a pirateâs 
| lair. In a stunning display of hypocrisy, the 
| presidential audiovisual services produced 400 
| unauthorized copies of the 52 minutes documentary 
| âA visage dÃcouvert : Nicolas Sarkozyâ.


Nicolas "Copyright" Sarkozy mass-pirates DVDs

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| Glyn sez, "The same French president who has for 
| the second time brought in three strikes to 
| France has for the second time been caught 
| infringing copyright on a large scale. 


UK latest: it's not a Hadopi, not as we know it

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| Parking-fine style Internet suspension may be 
| proposed by the British government, as a sanction 
| for against peer-to-peer users who are alleged to 
| have infringed  copyright. 



As Sarkozy Pushes Three Strikes, He Pays Up For His Own Copyright Violations

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| Now, you might hope that this would cause Sarkozy to rethink his stance on
| copyright infringement. Instead, it looks like his political party has simply
| agreed to pay up and make the issue go away, while still pushing for the
| three strikes law. It sounds like they paid about 30,000 euros, which is a
| lot more than the single euro that Sarkozy's party initially offered (yes,
| seriously). No word on whether or not this counts towards the number of
| strikes on Sarkozy's internet connection.


RIAA settles for $7,000 after 4 years pursuing NY mum

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| For a while she became something of a poster child for the file-sharing
| community. In January 2006 an online news service collected money for
| Santangelo's defence fund as part of its âFight Goliathâ campaign to
| help âvictimsâ of the RIAA.


Metallicaâs Lars Ulrich âPiratesâ His Own Album

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| Itâs been nearly nine years since Lars Ulrich became one of the most vocal
| opponents of Napster and the generation of file-sharers it spawned. Not one
| to speak about something he has no experience of, Ulrich has just admitted
| downloading his own album, Death Magnetic, and it was âbizarreâ.


Political Hypocrisy: French President Sued for Copyright Infringement

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| This may very well become the most ironic stories of 2009 in the copyright
| debate. The CBC is reporting that French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been
| sued by an independent band for copyright infringement.


Is Nicholas Sarkozy One Strike Towards Losing His Internet Connection?

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| The latest is that French President, Nicholas Sarkozy, a big supporter of
| setting up a three strikes law in France, is being accused of violating
| copyright law himself.


Music Executive Ridiculed at Pirate Bay Trial

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| Laughter filled The Pirate Bay trial here Wednesday when John Kennedy, the
| chief executive of the International Federation of Phonographic Industries,
| testified that people would have purchased every music track they got free
| file sharing.
| Kennedy answered an affirmative "Yes" to Pirate Bay defense attorneys when
| asked whether that was true. Bursting laughter could be heard from the audio
| room beside the courtroom where the trial's sound was being broadcast.


British Government Violates Copyright

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| As much as I utterly despise the entire premise of Intellectual Monopoly,
| this is about violating the principles of a Free License, and if it's good
| enough for the British government to violate our civil rights in the name of
| Intellectual Monopoly, then it's good enough for the Free World to protect
| its "property" (in fact Freedom) tooâ


UK government stole website theme

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| NUMBER 10, the UK Prime Minister's website, is apparently built using a
| design it nicked.

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