In France the Internet Barrier has marked its first innocent victim.
As can be read at golem.de in France the Webdesigner Jérôme Bourreau-Guggenheim lost his job at TF1 on of the biggest french TV enterprises after he privately criticised the bill for internet barriers (Loi HADOPI).
Mid of February he sent a private mail to his elected representative Françoise de Panafieu who forwarded the mail to the administration which is in charge of the HADOPI bill. Two month later he was called into the office of his boss who read his mail word by word in front of him and opened him that he was fired.
At the same time in Germany a Petition against the Internet Barrier bill is open for signature and was attended by nearly 70.000 signers within the first of three weeks. The comment of one politician was:
We know that there are about 200.000 pedophiles in Germany. This petition cannot stop our law.
At the same time the second reading of the bill in the Bundestag took place in a nearly empty plenum.
Let me ask only one question:
What has all this still to do with Democracy ?