Aymeric Pichevin

Business Matters: 700,000 French ISP Subscribers Have Received an Infringement Warning

Hadopi, France's Anti-Piracy Law, Could Be In Jeopardy Following Commission Report

Recent reports have surfaced claiming the end of Hadopi, the French graduated-response law combatting Internet piracy, could be near. The news comes after a French Ministry of Culture commission on digital content and cultural policy led by Pierre Lescure released a mid-term report critical of the law earlier this week. Sources close to the commission, however, denied any plans to scrap the anti-piracy law.
Exclusive: Naive's Patrick Zelnik Talks Universal-EMI Merger, Plan to Buy Virgin With Branson, More

Exclusive: Naive's Patrick Zelnik Talks Universal-EMI Merger, Plan to Buy Virgin With Branson, More

Patrick Zelnik, founder and CEO of French indie Naïve and co-President (for now) of independent label association Impala, has made international headlines over the last few days with his surprising endoresment of the UMG-EMI merger, his interest in purchasing Virgin with Richard Branson, and news today that he may be resigning from Impala. Biz spoke with Zelnick to find out more about all of the above.
Disquaire Day (Record Store Day) Grows in France

Disquaire Day (Record Store Day) Grows in France

France celebrated its growing Disquaire Day, a.k.a. Record Store Day, for the second year in a row on April 21. Seventy-two more stores took part in the event than last year for a total of 176 retailers which included twenty music shops in Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Revenue, according to reports, easily surpassed last year's total.

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