FDN Federation is against the blocking administrative provision in the bill "Terrorism" presented by Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister of Home Affairs.
As a gathering of non-profit Internet Service Providers (ISP), committed to the defense and promotion of net neutrality, the Federation denounces a measure that is:
- counter-productive: easy to circumvent, it will also generate the proliferation of Internet content (Streisand effect);
- with serious consequences on the quality of the network and its development: investments in the equipment necessary to censorship will not be made elsewhere;
- undemocratic : administrative blocking without judicial review, in violation of the separation of powers, on a unilateral decision of the executive power;
Julien Rabier, Vice President of the Federation, said that "the neutrality of the network is a prerequisite for respect for fundamental rights, including freedom of expression and free access to information. Direct censorship, without adversarial proceedings emanating from the administration is aberrant in a country that calls itself democratic."
Among its members, some like Ilico dicides to disobey such a provision if it were to be passed as it is : http://www.ilico.org/2014/09/non-au-blocage-administratif/
"The Federation invites every citizen to intervene with the elected; MPs first, to set out the dangers of this provision and promote its amendment or rejection during the exam session beginning September 15." Concludes Oriane Piquer-Louis, Vice President.
Learn more :
- our article : http://www.ffdn.org/fr/article/2014-09-11/la-federation-fdn-prend-position-contre-le-blocage-administratif-prevu-dans-le
- la Quadrature du Net's analysis : http://blogs.mediapart.fr/edition/libres-enfants-du-numerique/article/240814/projet-de-loi-terrorisme-une-demarche-dangereuse-declinee-dans-de-nombre
- Benjamin Bayart (FDN's spokesperson)'s analysis : http://blog.fdn.fr/?post/2014/09/07/pjl-cazeneuve-le-filtrage-administratif-encore-vraiment