A report issued Monday by a special commission appointed to recommend changes to French media laws and regulations proposes dismantling Hadopi, the agency created in 2009 to enforce France’s graduated-response system for policing online piracy.
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.
Just days after France elected a new President, startups and entrepreneurs are lining up to decry François Hollande and saying they want to quit a hostile environment for business. At least they’re not threatening to go on strike.
Europe and America have different views on freedom of speech and privacy. But with British and French legislators both challenging the idea of a free and unfettered web, can there ever be a transatlantic accord?
Away from the Eurozone crisis, France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy has come up with one way to raise more funds in his country for one strugg…
Another month, another summit in Paris to discuss the future of the Internet — and another debate that ends up in the same old arguments about copyright infringement and law enforcement. Are we doomed to keep repeating our mistakes, or can we ever move on?
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has made good on his promise to shake up the country
From our sister site paidContent:UK: If US digital liberties campaigners think they’ve got it bad with an RIAA so active in lobbying digital…