Hollande wants to opt out of U.S. copyright laws

Another (almost) victory for the global piracy party!

37 comments on “Hollande wants to opt out of U.S. copyright laws
  1. Symon says:

    He’s a presidential candidate and his lips are moving

  2. gold bullet says:

    I’m sorry to say, but you’re wrong on this one, Max:

    ”French presidential candidate against three-strikes law, kinda sorta”


    He is against Hadopi, but is for Act 2 of the Cultural Exception, which is similar to Hadopi.

  3. Mattdog says:

    Dammit, Youri, I thought I was done reading for the day! 🙂

  4. JonnyJames says:

    Posted on Counterpunch today
    Judging by the title, many people are fed up with the propaganda. This is the first time I have seen an article with such a title on Counterpunch.

    “Why Paul Krugman is Full of Shit”

  5. Youri Carma says:


    Well, you ain’t! 😉

  6. proxyoflove says:

    I want to opt out too – why does he get all the attention? Typical.

  7. Youri Carma says:


    Everybody knows Krugman is full of shit so is Bernakesan, Geithner, evil kanievel Summers and the rest of the gang.

    Everybody knows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG5e1oaen-M

  8. James says:

    A voracious virus attack has hit computers running key parts of Iran’s oil sector, forcing authorities to unplug its main oil export terminal from the Internet and to set up a cyber crisis team, according to reports on Monday.

  9. flicks says:

    Get the feeling this could be the start of Europe unwind.

  10. MirrorMirror says:


    German MSM dissing Pirates , almost every day …

    Just ONE of MANY :

    Werdet erwachsen, Piraten!
    ( Grow up , Pirates )


    I watched their “Spokesman”on the Sunday night MuppetMedia Show in MSM German TV…. it was sickening.
    The only one defending them was the Chief Editor of Stern Magazine.

    The moderator hardly gave him a chance to speak … always finishing sentences for him and /or interrupting him , or speaker over his voice.
    It was tedious to listen to … so I switched OFF !
    ( a rare occasion that I watched TV … and reminded me of why I don’t )


  11. JonnyJames says:

    Nice link. Everybody who is paying attention knows, unfortunately not the bulk of academic economists (as well as pundits and “journalists” – including in europe and Nederland. I worked for a Dutch university for several years and they are packed with neoclassical groupthinkers just like in the UK and USA.

  12. Youri Carma says:

    EU Debts Rise – Debt to GDP ratio increased to 87.2% in 2011 from 85.3% in 2010

    Provision of deficit and debt data for 2011 – 23 April 2012, first notification PDF http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/2-23042012-AP/EN/2-23042012-AP-EN.PDF

  13. gold bullet says:


    Yeah, I’ve also heard of the German MSM smear campaign against the Pirate Party and that at the head of that campaign is Spiegel. But that doesn’t surprise me, since the old-school parties are scared shitless about the ever rising support for the Pirates, not just in Germany but in Europe as a whole. I’ve heard in the last couple of days that in Greece the Pirate Party is polling at 1%, a month after it was founded!

    More and more people who are sick of old-school politicians are turning to the Pirates and that’s good. The problem is a lack of a solid economic program, one that is based on the current economic realities and that rejects neoliberalism. But hopefully the Pirates will be able to fix that in the not too distant future.

  14. Youri Carma says:


    Well son of gun! “Dutch university”. Yeah, these naive Neo-Liberalists don’t learn from the many failures.

    Latest example is the train wreck yesterday here in the Netherlands. Cause: Privitisation by faulty Neo-Liberalistic thinking. Train tickets got even more expensive while the whole rail infrastructure is neglected causing many technical failures in train equipment and infrastructure.

  15. Youri Carma says:


    Experienced that myself btw. Was stopped twice in a train ride by a faulty electronic emergency break system. Only after they bypassed this electronic system we could proceed our train trip.

    Luckely some peep from the train company was on board and gave him a rant about exactly this subject. 🙂

    However yesterday we’ve seen the tragic end result of faulty Neo-Liberalistic thinking – Dutch train crash: Woman dies of her injuries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17807697

  16. JonnyJames says:

    Funny I thought the same thing when I read about the tragic train wreck. Those neo-liberal assholes are responsible for murder.
    I remember when de Nederlandse Spoorwegen was always on time, cheap, and accidents were unheard of. Now the privatizing kleptocrats fucked it all up, as usual.

  17. Mattdog says:


  18. Youri Carma says:

    ONLY DUTCH: cause of new electionz


    Piratenpartij http://depiratenpartij.wordpress.com/

    Partijprogramma Piratenpartij Nederland http://thepiratebay.se.proxy.piratenpartij.nl/torrent/5574528/Partijprogramma_Piratenpartij_Nederland

    International Pirate Services http://tpb.piratenpartij.nl/

    Piratenpartij behaalt overwinning in strijd tegen stichting BREIN http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2012/04/17/piratenpartij-behaalt-overwinning-in-strijd-tegen-stichting-brein/

  19. MirrorMirror says:

    Warren Pollock & Mark Melin :

    ALERT — Mark Melin – Sweeping MF Global Under The Rug — BREAKING


    5 mins

    Basically saying that unless Corzine is made accountable, the last remnants of trust in WS will be gone.


  20. gold bullet says:

    @Youri Carma

    What are the chances of the Dutch Pirate Party in the upcoming elections? I’ll be attending a lecture by the co-founder of the Dutch Pirate Party Samir Allioui later this week… Any chance that the Pirates can enter the national parliament?

  21. MirrorMirror says:

    UK Govt. :

    … UK Government : £16bn of spending cuts … abolishing pensioner tax reliefs …. taxing warm pasties …. finds an additional £10bn to bail out the eurozone.


  22. MirrorMirror says:


    UKIP Nigel Farage says NO to HS2 , Transport and UKIP – April 2012


    14 mins.

  23. Youri Carma says:

    @gold bullet

    Havn’t got the faintest idea. I am just glad I’ve got somtin to vote.

    I voted ‘Piratenpartij’ last time but they unfortunately didn’t make it. I remember that on the way to the voting boxes I told some people on the way about the ‘Piratenpartij’ and they laughed at me. Notin unsual with the cognitive dissonanced Dutch but I think these people honestly didn’t hear about ‘Piratenpartij’ before.

  24. gold bullet says:

    @Youri Carma

    Thanks for the reply. I would have asked you to post anything that comes out re: Piratenpartij, but I’m sure you’ll share links none the less. 😉 😀

    Though I reckon more people have now heard of the Piratenpartij. 🙂

  25. Youri Carma says:

    @gold bullet

    I just see that they’ve got a Pub meeting every third friday in the month. They just had their meeting last friday. http://depiratenpartij.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/vrijdag-20-april-kroegmeeting-amsterdam/

    Maybe I’ll show up next month friday 18 May 2012 at Batavia 1920 very near Amsterdam Central Station. http://www.batavia1920.nl/ to learn more about what’s going on with the ‘Piratenpartij’.

  26. Mary Genoud says:

    Copyright needs to find an equilibrium with digital; normally it should be business decisions , not legislation. Hollande has one idea; tax 75% of every income above 150,000 Euros with a flat 10,000 Euro deduction limit; thus everything above 160,000. This of course is ridiculous, since everyone will take savings off-shore and additionally create bogus companies to buy/lease cars, logement, dining-out, travel expenses, etc. Why can’t he say; everyone with an income above 160,000 should spend x% per capita to improve their carbon footprint or the environment??? Soler water heaters for their homes, hybrid electric cars, fuel cell electricity, improved insolation, soler-tile roofs, etc. Spending creates companies, jobs, revenue, etc; why tax the rich, simply tell them to spend on products and technologies that are beneficial to their long term prosperity and the environment, which will increase capital flow within the economy.

  27. microhousehold says:

    Should have posted it here,
    not under Now the Czechs are revolting!

    Chaos Communications:


  28. Vonda Bra says:

    @Mary Genoud | April 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm |

    Are you sure you really have fully!, thought through all of your recommendation here ? 😉

  29. “The London Conference on Cyberspace” 1-2nd November 2011, was the largest event of it’s kind ever held. EVERYBODY who was ANYBODY was there of represented. The Vice President stood in for Hillary Clinton, as sadly she had family matters to attend to. (R.I.P.)

    So?….What did conference resolve!?!… They resol;ved that the very worst thing government could do, was introduce heavy handed legislation!!!

    So?…..What do government actually do???….GROAN!…YES YOU GUESSED IT!!!

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