French copyright police warn government over cutbacks

Hadopi, the French body created by former President Nicolas Sarkozy to enforce copyright laws online, has rarely been popular for its three strikes disconnection policy. Now, after hints that the new government may cut its funding, the group’s leader has told politicians to stop meddling.

With Sarkozy out, French startups throw a tantrum

Just days after France elected a new President, startups and entrepreneurs are lining up to decry Fran├žois Hollande and saying they want to quit a hostile environment for business. At least they’re not threatening to go on strike.

France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law

Content owners have been hoping that France’s controversial HADOPI scheme for disconnecting file-sharers might provide a model for the rest of the world. Now, the fate of the plan is in confusion after last week’s election that brought Socialist Francois Hollande to power.