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 François Hollande and saying they want to quit a hostile environment for business. At least they’re not threatening to go on strike.

Paris power play feels like deja vu all over again

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?