“Hadopi” is French for “Oops”

Ok, well not exactly.

“Hadopi” is actually the name of the French law for creative protection rights on the internet. The name comes from the organization that oversees internet copyright protection, the Haute autorité pour la diffusion des oeuvres et la protection des droits sur Internet (Higher Authority for the Distrubution of Works and the Protection of Rights on the Internet), which is to be operational at the end of Spring 2010.

Hadopi’s goals: fight againt internet piracy and develop legal digital content offers.

In essence, they’re supposed to be protecting digital creative rights.

The problem: that logo looks familiar.

Hadopi’s logo recently came under fire as it seems the font, which was designed for France Telecom, was protected and used without authorization. Whooooops.

Well, maybe next time they’ll be more creative.

(images from LePost.fr :p)

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