Hadopi Story : Democracy, 3 strikes and you're out

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Hadopi Story : Democracy, 3 strikes and you're out

  1. 1. Hadopi <ul><li>Democracy: 3 strikes and you’re out </li></ul>
  2. 2. Context <ul><li>French tech blog scene 2008-2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From gadget oriented to social consciousness </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Free Press? <ul><li>“ The French Paradox” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Media <ul><li>Numérama, PCimpact & RWW </li></ul><ul><li>VS. Gov. & the Press </li></ul>
  5. 5. Politics in France <ul><li>95% do not use the web </li></ul><ul><li>99.9% never heard of P2P </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lobbys <ul><li>Frédéric Lefebvre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP, Spokesman for Sarkozy’s UMP Party, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Close friend of President Sarkozy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major French Lobbyist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rumored to be the next State Sec. for the Internet </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The “Hadopi Report” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State Sec. for Culture issues a report: “P2P hurts CD sales, creates unemployment” </li></ul></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  8. 8. <ul><li>RWW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Harvard, and all scientific studies we gathered say the opposite” </li></ul></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  9. 9. <ul><li>Frederic Lefebvre, during a speach in Parliament: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Internet is the land of pedophiles and criminals”, “people die everyday because of the internet”, “it needs to be under control”... </li></ul></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  10. 10. <ul><li>Frederic Lefebvre, during an interview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s Web 2.0 ?: Err... Like... Err... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RWW uploads his interview on YouTube </li></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  11. 11. <ul><li>RWW Starts a Massive buzz campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Withing 7 days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lefebvre officially disqualified as Internet State Sec. </li></ul></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  12. 12. <ul><li>Massive Conversations on Blogs about Hadopi </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing in the press </li></ul><ul><li>RWW enters Top10 tech-blogs list </li></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  13. 13. <ul><li>RWW & friends collaborate with anti-Hadopi MPs </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations as a rehearsal for debates in Parliament </li></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  14. 14. <ul><li>MP defending the law are ridiculous </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Open Office is a firewall!” </li></ul></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  15. 15. <ul><li>Hadopi is THE major conversation in the French Blogosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Still nothing in the Press </li></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  16. 16. <ul><li>Law is Rejected during a “coup” </li></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  17. 17. <ul><li>Never mind the parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Law is voted again: Hadopi #2 passed </li></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  18. 18. <ul><li>Supreme Court Rejects the Law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Doesn’t comply with basic justice principles” </li></ul></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  19. 19. <ul><li>State Sec. for Culture is Fired </li></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  20. 20. <ul><li>Hadopi #3 is voted AGAIN </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy: 3 strikes and you’re out! </li></ul>sept oct nov dec jan09 feb mar apr may june july aug sept
  21. 21. Tomorow <ul><li>in a Parliament near you! </li></ul>

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