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  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Son of a Sarko to Meet Steve Ballmer, Paul Allen's Company Dying
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 02:29:33 +0100
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Nicolas Sarkozy: French President Accused Of Pirating 400 DVDs


Daddy Sarkozy defends rise of his âPrince Jeanâ

,----[ Quote ]
| WHEN Steve Ballmer, the head of Microsoft, 
| visited Paris earlier this month to open a new 
| French headquarters, he agreed to hold only three 
| private meetings.
| Two of them were with cabinet ministers. The 
| third, to the dismay of distinguished politicians 
| and businessmen who had put in bids for a word 
| with the executive titan, was with a 23-year-old 
| undergraduate known in the French press as 
| âPrince Jeanâ.
| The meteoric rise of Nicolas Sarkozyâs son Jean â 
| about to take charge of one of the biggest 
| business districts in Europe â has prompted 
| comparisons to a banana republic, fuelling 
| outrage at the French presidentâs increasingly 
| high-handed ways. 


Charter Commun: Judge to OK bankruptcy exit plan

,----[ Quote ]
| St. Louis-based Charter is controlled by 
| Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen. It filed 
| for bankruptcy protection in March, struggling 
| under $21.7 billion in debt accumulated as it 
| made a string of acquisitions. The tight credit 
| market prevented it from refinancing its loans or 
| getting new ones.



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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.

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