"The broad drafting of the law so as to criminalize the activities of citizen journalists unrelated to the perpetrators of violent acts is no accident, but rather a deliberate decision by the authorities, said [Pascal Cohet, a spokesman for French online civil liberties group Odebi]. He is concerned that the law, and others still being debated, will lead to the creation of a parallel judicial system controlling the publication of information on the Internet.
No, but we do get a hint at it:
According to this AP article, the study entailed "10 years of research on a project that was supposed to take only five years."
Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?