Introducing the Hadopi router


As some of you may know, a new law (“Hadopi”) has been voted in France that allows private companies to monitor illegal downloads of their copyrighted content, log the IP addresses, ask the Internet access providers for actual names, and then start doing stuff like sending email and disabling your Internet connection for up to a year (while you still continue to pay for it).

As an effort to try and show how absurd this law is in today’s world I put up a fake page (link is now outdated) selling the “Hadopi router” that automatically cracks passwords of the nearby Wifi networks and connects to them to download torrents.

It’s a dumb joke, but I think it does point out a little bit of the absurdity of the law :-) Comments and suggestions welcome!