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From the Land that Brought Us Sartre, Derrida, Levi-Strauss, etc. May 15, 2006

Posted by David Card in Media.

I’m not going to make any jokes about French policy debate. How could I, given our own?

    “All sides must listen to Aziz because he has an entire generation behind him,” said Julien Dourgnon, economic director of the Consumer’s Federal Union, one of the largest consumer advocacy groups in France. “He may still be in high school, but Aziz has a more profound understanding of copyright law than most lawyers and members of Parliament.”…

    When he was on vacation from school in early May, Mr. Ridouan spent five days in Paris meeting members of Parliament and juggling more than half a dozen media appearances before leading several hundred protesters through the streets of Paris.

    “Aziz has been courageous in fighting the medieval-style crusade the music industry runs against music downloaders,” said Christian Paul, a member of the Socialist Party. “Sooner or later the music industry will learn they need to adapt to Aziz and his generation.”

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