Nicolas Sarkozy

  1. France’s ‘Three-Strikes’ Hadopi Law Gets the Guillotine

    July 10, 2013 5:53 AM EDT The French government has made a U-turn on its controversial “graduated response” law, Hadopi. After mounting criticism in recent months, the anti-piracy experiment has been dumped and will be replaced with a system of automatic fines, accordi ...

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

    December 14, 2012 3:03 PM EST 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 ...

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

    July 19, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Patrick Zelnik, founder and CEO of French independent label and distributor Naïve and co-President (for now) of Impala, the independent label association, has made international headlines over the last few days: On Monday a surprising op-ed he wro ...

  4. President Sarkozy Backs French Digital Strategy

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST France's mission to improve the growth of legal digital services for cultural works has hit the headlines, thanks to its proposal to tax advertising revenues from online giants such as Google to support the creative industries hit by the digi ...

  5. President Sarkozy's Tribute To Maurice Jarre

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French president Nicolas Sarkozy has led the tributes to Academy Award-winning composer Maurice Jarre, who has died at the age of 84. Jarre died at home on March 29 in Los Angeles, where he had lived since the mid 1960s. Having begun his career wr ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Spanish Biz Must Adopt Tough Piracy Tactics, Says Kennedy

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two leading lights in the European fight against digital piracy and illegal P2P file-sharing have thrown their support behind a new Spanish music and movie business campaign to end Spain's black image as the worst piracy offender among the to ...

  8. Bruni's 'Promises' To Arrive This Summer

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carla Bruni, the singer, former supermodel and headline-grabbing wife of France's president Nicolas Sarkozy, will release a new album in Europe this July. Paris-based independent label Naïve will issue the new set, which will be named "C ...

  9. French Gov't Takes Lead In Fight Against Online Piracy

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French government is pushing the music industry and Internet service providers to adopt a charter that will regulate the relationship between the two parties in matters of online piracy. PARIS -- The French government is pushing the music indu ...