Hadopi Router Officially Exists…

A few months ago, when the Hadopi debate was in full swing in France, a fake ad started to circulate for a wifi router that would automatically hack into nearby wifi networks. Since Hadopi assumes that users are legally responsible for their wifi access, such a router would effectively render the law in applicable since it would make every user incapable of controlling what happens on his/her access.

Now that Hadopi is no longer a presidential dream but an honest to god institution (albeit one that indulged in copyright infrigement from day one…) the Hadopi router also becomes a reality. Vendor Wifi-Box now sells a product of the same name that will break into locked wi-fi networks as a matter of fact and without any necessary user expertise.

I once likened the efforts of politicians and legacy copyright profiteers to handle piracy to warfare, and one of the prime rules of warfare is not to make a move is you know that you will not be able to counter your opponent's response. Seems like politicians should re-read Sun Tzu...