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Submission + - GNU/Linux to Become Too Risky to Use in France? (blogspot.com) 2

Glyn Moody writes: "The HADOPI (three strikes) legislation currently going through the French parliament will have a little-known knock-on effect if passed. In order to prove that they are not downloading files, Internet users will need to install government-approved spyware to log their Internet connection. Aside from the privacy issues this raises, theres another problem: the spyware isn't likely to work with GNU/Linux, which means that it will be practically impossible to prove that files were not downloaded if the media industries says you did. Will free software become too dangerous to use in France?"

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