Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Dec 2010 23:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Every now and then (or, actually, rather often) you come across a story which once again exemplifies why governments should keep their paws off anything remotely related to technology. It seems that not knowing anything about technology is one of the prime reasons why governments the world over fail so spectacularly when it comes to technology-related lawmaking. The latest in the series? France. My southern neighbours (I never acknowledged Belgian independence) are thinking about extending their piracy levy, normally found on CD-Rs and mp3-players and such, to cover tablet computers as well. However, tablet computers running Windows are exempt.
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Law proposition
by jaxx on Wed 29th Dec 2010 09:33 UTC
jaxx
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2006-10-18

This made up my mind.

Gonna be writing a few deputies (left wing mainly, since I kinda have contacts that side ;-) )

Idea will be:

Having, in all those commissions and law/tax thinktanks, a proportion of tech-savvy and recognized people to calm those things down... A sort of BOFH in the group who will bring in facts and who's main purpose will be to be as bitchy as possible. They will be hated, and will post in public what their arguments where and who the group/commission decided... (i own 'igouv.fr', could be fun)

Yeah, gonna wrap that up in a good way

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