Post Tagged with: "france"

France and South Korea Move Toward Three Strikes And You’re Out

Recent decisions to abandon a three strikes and you're out copyright model in New Zealand, the UK, and Germany, have not been replicated in two other countries.  Last week, both France and South Korea moved toward implementing the approach in their national laws.

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April 6, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

Copyright Blackout Protests Go Global

Fresh off the success protesting unbalanced copyright laws in New Zealand, blackout protests have been launched in France and Ireland, two other countries facing "graduated response" policies.

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March 4, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

France Announces Subsidies for Print Industry

In light of the long list of government supports likely to be announced this week in the budget, it is interesting to see that France has unveiled a series of measures to support the print industry including a free one-year newspaper subscription for all French teenagers on their 18th birthday, […]

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January 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 38: TPMs – No DRM Regulatory Authority

One of the ongoing concerns with anti-circumvention provisions is the prospect that the legal rules create incentives to use – and possibly misuse – DRM.  France, which many people hold up as an example of a country that prioritizes copyright and creator protection, has many of the same concerns about […]

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August 13, 2008 8 comments News

France Says Canada Considering “Three Strikes and You’re Out” ISP Policy

Last month I wrote about the pressure to adopt "graduated response," a policy that is better described as "three strikes and you're out" for ISP subscribers.  While Canada has yet to take a public position on the issue, a new French document cites Canada as an example of a country […]

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May 9, 2008 34 comments News