Guest post by tf
The French government plans to introduce a draconian copyright law, the DADVSI, to be discussed in parliament on December 20th and 21st, as Eric Nunès reports in Le Monde. DADVSI would impose criminal penalties for activities that until now have been considered fair use, such as making backups of music or video that one owns.
Cory Doctorow reports on this on boingboing.
The site EUCD.info is a clearing house for information in English and in French, including a petition (in French) against the proposed law.