Thursday, April 2, 2009

TuxFamily Adopts the HADOPI french law

This is the e-mail that I received yesterday from :


While the discussion about the HADOPI law continues, we decided to move
forward. Thus, TuxFamily volunteered as an experimental hosting service
to test the application and the deployment of the HADOPI concepts,
beginning by filtering any suspicious content for any potential
copyright holder. The government approved our idea and decided to cheer
us by hosting their VAlbanel project[1] on TuxFamily's servers.

VAlbanel for Virtual Albanel, is a software designed to check if your
computer is clean against the HADOPI law, for those who don't understand
why "Albanel", Mrs. Christine Albanel is the spearhead of this wonderful
project. Currently under heavy tests, this software will be run on all
download directories and web areas of our web hosting facility. Also in
the spirit of open source, which is not incompatible with HADOPI, you
can download the sources of VAlbanel. This is a .tar.gz archive[2]
fetched from the developer when the first executions of VAlbanel have
deleted the original sources. So, we strongly recommend you to download
and execute VAlbanel on your computer.

Finally, to prevent the upload of illegal content which might not be
seen by VAlbanel, we will modify our FAQ on some points. Thus, we now
invite our hosted artists to contact the government to get a licence for
their work instead of relying on a free license.

Keep an eye on your files in the next days in order to see if you had
unlawful files.

Your beloved admin. "

But just after I written a harsh reply saying that I would delete my tuxfamily account ... I noticed the date of the day! it was April the 1'st :-D lol, that only was tuxfamily's April the 1'st hoax :D

To have further information on the Hadopi project of law, you can follow this link: (only available in french for the moment, any volunteer?)

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