France may soon enact the worst copyright law in Europe, sneaking it through in a legislative session scheduled for December 22 and 23.
Europe’s equivalent to the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a controversial directive called the EUCD. Each EU state is responsible for implementing the minimum set of EUCD restrictions (which are far from minimal!) but each state can exceed the minimum, and the entertainment lobby pushes hard to see to it that they do. They’ve run amok in France, subverting the lawmaking process with a farcical wish-list of penalties, mandates and software bans.
France about to get worst copyright law in Europe? (via Netvibes syndication)