Constitutional Council

  1. EU Says Internet Access Can Be Restricted

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The EU has agreed that a user's Internet access may be restricted, if necessary and proportionate, only after a fair and impartial procedure including the right to be heard. It replaces an amendment that had been voted through the European Pa ...

  2. French Digital Mission To Have 'Worldwide' Reach

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While France's opposition Socialist party today (Sept. 28) formally submitted the three-strikes Creation and Internet legislation to the Constitutional Council, the man charged with helping to build legitimate digital services has been speaki ...

  3. French Assembly, Senate Adopt Final Anti-Piracy Bill

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French National Assembly has now adopted the final bill on the sanctions side of the three-strikes Creation and Internet bill to tackle illegal file-sharing, by 258 votes in favor and 131 against. With the Senate having voted for the same text ...

  4. French Assembly Adopts Anti-Piracy Bill

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French National Assembly has today (Sept. 15) adopted the sanctions side of the three-strikes Creation and Internet bill to tackle illegal file-sharing, by 285 votes in favor and 225 against. It follows the first part of the law passed in June ...

  5. French Govt Reworks 'Three-Strikes' Law

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The "three-strikes" saga continues in France following the Constitutional Council's recent decision canceling the sanction side of the bill (Billboard.biz, June 10), with the government attempting to find a way around the legal ruli ...

  6. ISPs Welcome Digital Britain's P2P Strategy

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. biz may not have been impressed with the lack of a "three-strikes" strategy in the government's Digital Britain report, but ISPs have welcomed the proposals. In its response to the June 16 report, the Internet Service Provi ...

  7. IFPI Still Backing 'Three-Strikes' Schemes

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT IFPI chairman and CEO John Kennedy tells Billboard.biz that "three-strikes" schemes to tackle illegal file-sharing are still a solution, despite the French legal ruling against a key element of the country's proposed system. Kennedy ...

  8. French 'Three-Strikes' Scheme Curtailed

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT France's Creation and Internet law has been watered down after the country's Constitutional Council ruled against a key element that would have allowed an independent administrative authority to cut off copyright infringers' broadba ...

  9. French Biz Welcomes Three-Strikes Vote

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry has voiced its approval after the French Senate adopted the "Creation and Internet" law by 189 votes in favor and 14 against. In the vote today (May 13), the Senate did not amend the draft voted by the National Assembl ...

  10. French Assembly Adopts Three-Strikes Law

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four weeks after its surprise rejection, the French "Creation and Internet" law has finally been adopted by the National Assembly, with 296 votes in favor and 233 against. The law includes the implementing of a three-strikes scheme under ...

  11. French Three-Strike Law Debate To Resume

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The debates on French piracy law "Creation and Internet" will resume at French Assemby on April 29, according to French deputy Jean-François Copé. The bill, which features a three-strike scheme to prevent illegal download, was surprising ...

  12. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...

  13. French Law Impacting iPod, iTunes Goes Into Effect

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Forces Apple to make products compatible with rivals. A closely watched French law that lets regulators force Apple Computer Inc. to make its iPod player and iTunes online store compatible with rival offerings went into effect Thursday (Aug. 3). T ...