Teenage Expert

I remember seeing a profile in Le Monde of Aziz Ridouan, the French-Moroccan high school student and founder of Audionautes, an NGO that provides legal assistance to those accused of illegally downloading music. Nice to see the NYT catching up. My favorite lines in the profile:

Mr. Ridouan, who intends to study political science in college, said his Audionautes-financed lobbying did not hurt his studies. He has missed some school but has a note from the French interior minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, excusing him from class when he meets with government officials.

“There’s no need for me to fake notes to skip class ever since I got Sarkozy’s written permission,” said Mr. Ridouan. “I don’t even have the note anymore because my teacher wanted to keep it as a souvenir.”

More here.