France’s new culture minister has sent a strong signal that HADOPI, the agency responsible for administering the country’s three strikes and you’re out law, has been a failure. Aurelie Filippetti says she plans to slash funding for HADOPI, noting that it has failed to develop legal alternatives and that suspension […]
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The NY Times reports on how Twitter users in France circumvented a law prohibiting the early publication of election results over the weekend. Canadians faced a similar ban during the last election, but the government has since announced plans to change the law.
Billboard reports that French rights holders are sending 25,000 copyright infringement notices daily to HADOPI, the agency responsible for that country’s three-strikes-and-you’re-out system.
Confirming earlier comments from the European Commission, French government officials have told NGO groups that they are willing to walk away from ACTA if the agreement does not include coverage of geographical indications.
Canadian recording industry groups may be pining for a three strikes model in Canada, but the NY Times reports that the French law has yet to result in any penalties and some politicians are expressing misgivings about the law altogether.