French Senate

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Three-Strikes Bill Adopted In France

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French Senate has adopted the "Creation and Internet" law by 189 votes in favor and 14 against. The Senate, which passed the law this morning (May 13), did not amend the draft voted by the National Assembly yesterday, opening the way ...

  5. French Politicians Reject Three-Strikes Law

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a shock move for the biz, French politicians have surprisingly rejected the proposed "Creation and Internet" law aimed at tackling illegal P2P file-sharing. The law would have implemented the controversial three-strikes scheme under w ...

  6. French Assembly Debates Web Piracy Law

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Debates on the 'Creation and Internet' draft law have started in the French Assembly. The draft law would introduce a three-strike scheme, under which infringers could ultimately see their Internet access cut. The text, adopted by the Fr ...

  7. EU Amendment Against 'Three-Strikes' Dropped

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST French independent labels bodies SPPF and UPFI have welcome a move by Europe's Council of Ministers to reject a European Parliament amendment covering Internet rights, that would have been at odds with France's three-strikes legislation ...

  8. French Senate Validates Three-Strike Scheme

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The French Senate has adopted the "Creation and Internet" law, only 24 hours after the debates began. While intense debates were anticipated, the draft gathered 297 votes in favor and only 15 against. The draft law, which now has to be v ...

  9. French Mobile Operator SFR Launches Unlimited MP3 Offer

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT France's second largest mobile operator SFR has announced the launch of a DRM-free all-you-can-eat download service from Nov. 19. The catalog is limited to a few thousands hits exclusively from the Universal Music Group catalog. Subscribers w ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. French Culture Minister Wins Backing For Three-Strikes Plan

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT French culture minister Christine Albanel has received backing from the independent music community for her government's anti-piracy measures, which would see the authorities regulating internet service providers with a three-strike scheme un ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Interoperability Debate Begins In French Senate

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Conclusion to talks expected May 10, 12. 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 righ ...

  16. French E-Commerce Bill Opens Door For P2P Suits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France will soon have in place the legislation necessary to enable the music industry to sue cyber-criminals. The French Senate on May 13 approved the nation's new e-commerce bill, which provides a le PARIS--France will soon have in place the ...

  17. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  18. French Senate Votes This Week On E-Commerce Law

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French Senate will vote May 13 on a digital-economy bill that was adopted by the French chamber of deputies on May 5. The bill transposes into French law the European Union directive on e-commerce PARIS--The French Senate will vote May 13 on a ...

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    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <UL> <LI>Film producer: I was coerced to pad budgets.</LI> <LI>Harvard Law, Berklee launch biz/law service.</LI> <LI>Commentary: War heroes aren't political pawns.</LI> <LI>French Senate votes o ...

  20. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...