DADVSI

  1. Spanish Govt Backs Anti-Piracy Measures

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Spanish government has finally approved controversial anti-piracy measures aimed at the illegal downloading of copyrighted material on the Internet. The law, unveiled in early December and passed by the Cabinet on Friday (Jan. 8), focuses on m ...

  2. French Govt Revives Three-Strikes Law

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The debate on the French "Creation and Internet" law has resumed at the National Assembly in Paris, after the bill was surprisingly rejected by deputies on April 9. The draft law, which features a three-strike scheme to tackle illegal do ...

  3. French Govt Pledges New Vote On Three-Strikes Law

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following the French National Assembly's shock rejection of the "Creation and Internet" law proposal, the government has already confirmed its intention to re-submit the bill to a vote. The law would have implemented the three-strik ...

  4. France Begins Debating Anti-Piracy Law

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT First debates on the long awaited "Creation and Internet" draft law have kicked off at the French Senate. The draft law was inspired by a mission led at the end of 2007 by Denis Olivennes, former CEO of leading French entertainment retai ...

  5. French Council: Individuals Can't Bypass DRM

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Removes key points from copyright bill. The French Constitutional Council has raised concerns and removed some key measures from the long awaited copyright bill, which was adopted by France’s two houses of Parliament June 30. The Council, which is ...

  6. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  7. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  8. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  9. French Senate Adopts Copyright Bill

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The French Senate last night (May 10) adopted an amended version of the long-awaited copyright bill with a show of 164 votes for and 128 against. The French Senate last night (May 10) adopted an amended version of the long-awaited copyright bill w ...

  10. French Senate Adopts Copyright Bill

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The French Senate last night (May 10) adopted an amended version of the long-awaited copyright bill with a show of 164 votes for and 128 against. The French Senate last night (May 10) adopted an amended version of the long-awaited copyright bill w ...

  11. Interoperability Debate Begins In French Senate

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The French Senate today (May 4) recommenced debate on the country's long-awaited copyright bill. More than 250 amendments have been registered for examination over the next three to four days. The rig The French Senate today (May 4) recommenc ...

  12. French Debate On C'right To Resume May 4

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Draft passed March 21 awaits Senate adoption. The debate on the controversial French copyright bill will resume in the Senate on May 4. The draft, which was voted by the French Parliament on March 21 after weeks of passionate discussions, has to b ...

  13. French Parliament Adopts Copyright Bill

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French Parliament adopted today (March 21) the highly controversial bill on copyright. The bill was passed with a show of 286 votes for, and 193 against. The French Parliament adopted today (March 21) the highly controversial bill on copyright ...

  14. French Parliament Adopts Copyright Bill

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French Parliament adopted today (March 21) the highly controversial bill on copyright. The bill was pass with a show of 286 votes for, and 193 against. The French Parliament adopted today (March 21) the highly controversial bill on copyright. ...

  15. French Copyright Bill Back On Track

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The parliamentary debate on French controversial copyright bill will resume March 7-9. The new text, presented by minister of culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, will quash the "global blanket license The parliamentary debate on French contro ...

  16. French Copyright Bill Back On Track

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The parliamentary debate on French controversial copyright bill will resume March 7-9. The new text, presented by minister of culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, will quash the "global blanket license The parliamentary debate on French contro ...

  17. French Copyright Bill Debate To Resume In March

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower house of the Parliament during the first half of March. The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower ...

  18. French Copyright Bill Debate To Resume In March

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower house of the Parliament during the first half of March. The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower ...

  19. France's Legal File-Sharing Plan Advancing

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French government is moving ahead with plans for a controversial law that would legalize file-sharing of music and films, a move that could undo years of anti-piracy work by the entertainment indu The French government is moving ahead with pla ...

  20. France's Legal File-Sharing Plan Advancing

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French government is moving ahead with plans for a controversial law that would legalize file-sharing of music and films, a move that could undo years of anti-piracy work by the entertainment indu The French government is moving ahead with pla ...

  21. French Copyright Bill 'Clarified'

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST French minister of culture and communication Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres has completed a new draft of the country's controversial copyright bill. The new text, according to a statement issued Saturday French minister of culture and communicati ...

  22. French Copyright Bill 'Clarified'

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST French minister of culture and communication Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres has completed a new draft of the country's controversial copyright bill. The new text, according to a statement issued Saturday French minister of culture and communicati ...

  23. French Copyright Bill To Be 'Clarified'

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST New text to be presented in February. French Minister of Culture and Communication Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres is expected to present a "clarified" digital copyright bill before the Parliament in the coming weeks. The debate over the cont ...

  24. French Parliament Votes For Blanket License

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The state of France's new digital copyright bill was thrown into chaos when members of parliament yesterday (Dec. 21) voted an amendment to the controversial text which introduces a system of "optiona The state of France's new digit ...

  25. French Parliament Votes For Blanket License

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The state of France's new digital copyright bill was thrown into chaos when members of parliament yesterday (Dec. 21) voted an amendment to the controversial text which introduces a system of "optiona The state of France's new digit ...

  26. French Parliament To Discuss New Copyright Bill

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to debate the controversial new digital copyright bill. If passed, the copyright and neighboring rights in the information society bill (DADVSI) would impose t French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to de ...

  27. French Parliament To Discuss New Copyright Bill

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to debate the controversial new digital copyright bill. If passed, the copyright and neighboring rights in the information society bill (DADVSI) would impose t French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to de ...

  28. Further Delays For French Copyright Bill

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The French government has announced that the law adapting the European Union's Copyright Directive will be discussed by the parliament at the beginning of 2005, but no specific date has been set. LONDON -- The French government has announced ...

  29. IP Tops French Culture Minister's Agenda

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Protecting intellectual and artistic property against piracy" is a top priority of new French culture minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres. PARIS--"Protecting intellectual and artistic property against piracy" is a top priority ...