15 January 2010

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (253)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of BoingBoing (from Tuesday, January 12; link good at time of posting):
Hapodi, the French agency that's in charge of the country's new anti-piracy scheme (if someone you live with is accused of three acts of infringement, your whole household is taken offline and added to a list of address to which it is illegal to provide Internet access) has been accused of pirating the font used it its logo. The font designer is talking lawsuit. Hadopi says it wasn't infringement, just an "error of manipulation."


In the meantime, I'm sure that if Hadopi commits two more acts of infringement, it will order its own offices taken offline for a period of a year.


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