Tag Archives: France







Procedural Error Sinks Would-Be HADOPI Conviction

By Drew Wilson The HADOPI law (Haute Autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur internet) and its government agency under the same name, has had its share of controversy over the years in France. Now, another incident has occurred that just adds to the list of reasons why some might […]


HADOPI Three Strikes Law at a Crossroad

A three strikes law is one of a number of ideas major corporate entities have brought forth as a way to stem the flow of file-sharing and free information. France had the dubious honour of being amongst the first countries to test run this experiment. Now, years later, France is apparently looking to finally shed […]


French Report – Legal Punishment for Filesharing as Severe as Manslaughter

One of the criticisms of copyright laws has, for some time, been that the punishment is far too severe for the crime being committed. This debate is nothing new and it seems to be heating up in Europe right now. One French news site decided to compare the penalties of file-sharing to the penalties of […]


School Teacher Could Take HADOPI to Court Over False Accusations

He is a 54 year old school teacher. He is also one of the first number of people to receive multiple notices from HADOPI for copyright infringement. He also doesn’t know how to download pirated copies of copyrighted works and says that he was the victim of WiFi hacking.