The European Commission has appointed a Frenchman, a Belgian and a German to "reflect" on how best to drag Europe's cultural heritage online. The appointment of Publicis CEO Maurive Lecy, German national library boss Elisabeth Niggemann and writer Jacques de Drecker is the EU's latest move in its lightning campaign to keep …
What a good representation...
Given the number of countries in the Eurozone, you'd think they would be able to come up with a slightly better selection than three neighbouring countries from the west.
No representation from the Scandinavian countries, nothing from the Eastern Europeans, and nothing from the Italian, who had a culture before the French had even invented the word, let alone self appointed themselves guardians of it!
The EU - grand nanny of the western world - decides that it needs a trio of pettyfogging bureaucrats to get "Europe's cultural heritage" (weapons, diseases, sneering and castles) online - and charges them with working out how best to do it.
Let people who want to put stuff online do it. There. Sorted. You can go home now.
Did you mean
Did you mean Maurice Lévy and Jacques De Decker.
Hey at least you got the German right.
And how's that volcano on Iceland called again?
A justification for p2p file sharing:
"...to ensure that Europe's rich cultural heritage is made accessible to all on the internet – lack of money or rigid laws are no excuse"
What is really going on
The way I see it, it looks like they will now officially pour money into Google for doing what it was doing without the money. End they got Kroes (who fabulously was appointed to Europe because we Dutch people needed to get rid of her) to announce that now Google might do all this, and not suffer from Competition Laws...Ridiculous. Like they said: People are doing it already, so why bother. Other than that, the UK has taught us all that if Government does something with IT, the bill be stupifyingly high for no real reason...