Emmanuel Macron, president of France, is proposing a law that would crack down on fake news. The law would allow authorities to take down and even block websites.
As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gets ready to kill network neutrality, the French telecommunications regulator chairman says network neutrality is a responsibility for democracies.
Corporate interests have been dealt a fresh blow as France threatened to halt talks of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
It may have been a long time coming. The French government has announced that it would no longer be disconnecting alleged copyright infringer’s from the Internet. Instead, it’ll be focused on commercial piracy and merely issuing fines instead.
By Drew Wilson One of the main theories behind the three strikes law is that it would reduce piracy and stop the decline of music sales in the marketplace. France is one of the countries that first put a three strikes law in place for copyright infringement though HADOPI back in 2009. Fast forward to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Martine Aubry, the secretary of the Socialist Party, has recently announced her intentions to repeal HADOPI (“law promoting the distribution and protection of creative works on the internet”) – the famous French law that contains a three strikes law.