[Fsfe-ie] Abusive caller to Proinsias De Rossa MEP
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Wed Mar 9 16:52:30 CET 2005
It was probably Florian Mueller.
(I'll get me coat.)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fsfe-ie-bounces at fsfeurope.org
> [mailto:fsfe-ie-bounces at fsfeurope.org] On Behalf Of James Heald
> Sent: 09 March 2005 15:28
> To: fsfe-ie
> Subject: [Fsfe-ie] Abusive caller to Proinsias De Rossa MEP
> Fwd'ing this I've just seen from an FFII person in Brussels.
> Personal contacts with MEPs are *vital*, if we're to win the
> vote ahead.
> We mustn't let idiots like this poison them.
> -------- Original Message --------
> I just got a phone call (from an Irish number) from a very
> agitated assistant of Proinsias De Rossa MEP. He got a phone
> call from an Irish person who was threatening him and being
> very intimidating. The assistant was clearly very shocked by
> that call and very agitated (talking extremely fast, it was
> hard to follow at times).
> He repeated over and over again that
> a) this was not the way to get support in the EP (of course)
> b) De Rossa is not even responsible for this dossier
> c) that the person who called didn't really know anything
> about the situation, and that De Rossa actually supports the
> position of the EP from 2003 (he seemed to indicate that De
> Rossa supported it back then already, but I can't find his
> voting records... Nevertheless, there's
> this: http://www.derossa.com/asp/showdoc.asp?AREA=3&ID=522)
> d) that he really didn't accept of being intimidated like this
> I'm not sure what he expected from me, but I guess he simply
> had to find someone to talk to about this. I of course told
> this kind of behaviour is inacceptable, that we condemn this
> kind of actions etc. In the end, he seemed to calm down a
> bit, and I directed him to to the IFSO's website for possibly
> contacting someone from Ireland related to the anti-software
> patents fight.
> Anyway, it is not unthinkable that this person is also
> calling other Irish MEPs, but I doubt many more will contact
> us about it. I don't know how to react to this kind of
> things, or how to prevent (reduce) it though.
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