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France to draft blacklist banning alleged piracy websites – what could POSSIBLY go wrong?

France looks set to increase funding and power for its controversial piracy-battling Hadopi agency. Hadopi started life as a law to stamp out the illegal sharing of copyrighted stuff – primarily by sending warning emails to people caught pirating movies, games, and so on: after three strikes, your ISP is supposed to boot you …
Jennifer Baker, 23 Oct 2014

Study accuses media companies of cooking the books on piracy losses

A study by the London School of Economics and Political Science has found that media companies are overstating their losses to piracy, that policies to cut off internet users for copyright infringement don't work, and finds that those industry sectors that have embraced digital sharing are growing as a result. "Neither the …
Iain Thomson, 3 Oct 2013

Arrr! Comcast working on new tech to nudge PIRATES to go straight

Comcast, the largest US cable operator and one of the nation's leading broadband providers, is reportedly working on a new approach to copyright-infringement prevention that would favor the carrot over the stick. Under the proposed plan, customers spotted engaging in illegal downloads would be sent notifications in real time, …
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France's 'three strikes' anti-piracy law shot down

French internet users need no longer fear having their connections cut off under strict France's Hadopi copyright infringement law, after the government's Constitutional Council on Friday ruled that portion of the much-criticized law to be unconstitutional. Under an official decree issued on Monday, the government can no …
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French minister: 3 strikes anti-piracy rule a 'waste of money'

The future of France's controversial "three strikes" copyright anti-infringement rule appears to have been called into question after the country's new culture minister branded the regime "expensive" and said that it had "not fulfilled its mission". In an interview with French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, Aurélie Filippetti …
OUT-LAW.COM, 8 Aug 2012

France backs away from Hadopi

The French government is counting the cost of having copyright enforcement shifted from the corporate to the public sector – and it’s not pleased at what it sees. Hadopi, the body charged with hunting down freetards under France’s three-strikes law, has sent a million warning e-mails and 99,000 registered letters. This …
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Sarkozy hails 'success' of Hadopi's pirate cops

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has hailed the success of the Hadopi copyright police. In a new report, Hadopi says its "soft stick" of a graduated response regime is working, and has released some statistics to support its claim. In an official statement, Sarkozy said the report "consolidates the undisputed pioneering role of …
Andrew Orlowski, 28 Mar 2012
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French National Front woos internet pirates

The leader of the French National Front party, Marine Le Pen, wants Hadopi scrapped and replaced with a blanket licence to compensate creative industries. The extreme right party's freetard-friendly gambit has caused the Socialists, who also oppose Hadopi, to rethink their policies. According to The New York Times, Parti …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Feb 2012
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Is France's 'three strikes' anti-piracy banhammer working?

The global trade group for the record industry IFPI says France's 'graduated response' scheme HADOPI is helping win the war against piracy. Under the scheme, which began 15 months ago, if a file-sharer receives three warning letters in a year, their account is suspended for a month, and the subscriber may receive a fine of up …
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Jan 2012
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Deezer launches stunningly original music idea in the UK

French internet outfit Deezer is bringing its YASMS (or Yet Another Streaming Music Service) to the UK. It's FFU-compliant (Far From Unique). The UK has no shortage of music streaming services already: We7 was the first to get established, and Spotify launched in the UK over two years ago. In France, Deezer claims to have six …
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Labour: France's pirate-bashing Hadopi laws work

Shadow culture minister Ivan Lewis has cited new research from France to support anti-piracy enforcement online. Lewis quoted research suggesting that 50 per cent of internet users state Hadopi prompts them to use more legal content and 41 per cent said it persuaded them to change their net habits, while 50 per cent supported …
Andrew Orlowski, 18 May 2011
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Sarko to use G8 presidency to promote net regulation

Nicolas Sarkozy plans to use France's presidency of the G8 this year to promote international cooperation on greater regulation of the internet, according to reports. "How do you respond to the problem of terrorism, of paedophilia, to subjects such as the right to be forgotten?" an unnamed source in Sarkozy's entourage was …
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Hadopi three strikes law hits another hurdle

The controversial French 'three strikes' law has hit yet another delay - it has failed to win approval from the French data protection agency. The Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), which works to protect French citizens from technology which may breach their rights to privacy and personal and …
John Oates, 6 Jan 2010
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Spain won't disconnect illegal file sharers

Spain doesn't plan on unplugging internet users accused of illegal file-sharing, despite strong government support for "three-strikes" disconnection laws in the UK and France. Culture Minister, Angeles González-Sinde, told the morning television news program, TVE Breakfast, Thursday the Spanish government "is not considering …
Austin Modine, 5 Nov 2009
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France passes three-strikes bill

France's lower house has approved an amended version of the controversial three-strikes legislation intended to crack down on illegal downloads. The French National Assembly passed the anti-piracy bill today by a 285 votes to 225, with the ruling majority UMP in favor and the Socialist Party leading opposition votes. Before …
Austin Modine, 15 Sep 2009
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World Copyright Summit: The unprintable bits

World Copyright Summit There were lots of interesting tidbits from the biennial Copyright Summit, which didn't make it into the main coverage but are too interesting not to share. Here's a round-up. Starving, hysterical, naked Cary Sherman, president of the RIAA, reminded me that he was a pupil of Professor Charlie Nesson, founder of the Berkman …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Jun 2009
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France suspends Three Strikes

World Copyright Summit France's constitutional court today deemed the Hadopi law illegal. Judges deemed that two parts of the legislation also nicknamed "Three Strikes" - the backers prefer "graduated response" - contravened two major areas of the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, articles 5, 9 and 11. Hadopi (the acronym of the …
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Jun 2009

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