France


French Government Hands Out HADOPI Pamphlets to Motorists

It’s very difficult to say HADOPI is a sound solution to copyright infringement, but it’s also even more difficult to argue that it will somehow magically be enforceable. In an effort to get the word out on how HADOPI works, it appears as though the French government has resorted to an offline campaign to thwart



French Citizen Beats Government to Trademarking HADOPI

HADOPI is effectively an anti-piracy organization that oversees and enforces Frances three strikes law. Unfortunately for HADOPI, someone else took the Trademark of ‘HADOPI’ – someone who just so happens to be opposed by the new French copyright laws to be more precise.


Hadopi Mulling Mandatory Spyware to Help Enforce Three Strikes Law

Many questions have been raised on how HADOPI planned on enforcing a three strikes law. One particular question that really raises doubts on the possibility of enforcement is how to guard against false accusation. One idea being floated right now is forcing users to install spyware that can do real-time observations of what internet protocols


Survey Suggests That 69% of File-Sharers Willing to Stop Over HADOPI

There’s a rather strange statistic that is floating around and it originates from French media outlet 20 Minutes.fr. It says that a survey was conducted and found that 69% of file-sharers would quit file-sharing because of the new three strikes law in France. Of course, after looking in to this a little, this number is




French UMP Members Having Second Thoughts on Three Strikes?

HADOPI in France allowed that country to be one of the first countries to pass a graduated, or three strikes law for alleged copyright infringers. Now, the same country that once looked like a grand example for rights holders trying to crack down on copyright infringement has a problem implementing the law.


French Broadcaster Sued for Firing Employee Based on HADOPI Stance

It was the story of an e-mail heard around the world. You may remember Jérôme Bourreau-Guggenheim who expressed opposition in an e-mail to his member of parliament. That e-mail went back to his employer, TF1, who then promptly fired him because of his political views back in May. Now, Bourreau-Guggenheim is suing TF1 for discrimination.