Back in May the BBC reported that the French were going to fight back the “forces of darkness” otherwise known as American culture. BBC NEWS | Europe | France to develop Google ‘rival’ “France is spearheading a project to make European literary works available online in an effort to counter growing US cultural dominance worldwide. The virtual library initiative follows a similar move by US firm Google to make 15m works available on its site”.
Now here we are 6 months later and I am still waiting to see french ads in my browser.
Beside’s if they dont win they can try to treat Google like thay did Greenpeace except that these days it would be called state sponsored terrorism. Oh silly me… no oil involved.
I like the bit in the article that implies that the French will lead the project and get the EU to pick up the tab.