IPhone App Controversy: Jewish or not Jewish?
September 14, 2011
It is available in France. Apple wille be denounced by anti-Semitism.
¿Jewish or not Jewish?, is the name of the new application for Apple iPhones who classified according to whether or not celebrities artists are. In France, it generated controversy The communications company is acussed of violating the Criminal Code.
The application, developed by a British engineer Johann Lévy, can be used on phones from Apple for the cost of $ 1.08, classifying people according to whether they are Jewish mother, father or converts.
The organization SOS Racisme, said that they will denounce the controversial creator of the application and ask the U.S. mobile phone factory, which validates the applications before putting up for sale, to take it out of the market. They may also take legal action against the company Apple.
The International League against Racism and Antisemitiso (Lycra) argues that the application violates Article 226-19 of the French Criminal Code. That article prohibits creating or maintaining computer printout where people are classified according to their religious choice. In case of breach, the law provides a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of EUR 300 000.
Levy, the creator of the controversial application claimed to be Jewish and said: “The goal is to provide the Jews a sense of pride when they see a businessman or celebrity are also Jews.”"The data already on the internet and I have collected myself,” he argued.