Politics of France

  1. Backbeat: Turntable.fm's SXSW Interactive Party featuring Flying Lotus, AraabMuzik

    March 12, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Flying Lotus spins at the Turntable.fm party that had fans lined up around the block for hours. (Photo Courtesy of Turntable.fm) Turntable.fm 's party at the ND at 501 Studios featuring Flying Lotus and AraabMuzik was the hottest thing on a S ...

  2. SACEM Names Jean-Noel Tronc Chairman

    December 08, 2011 12:15 PM EST France's SACEM Names Jean Noel Tronc Chairman French authors, composers and publishers collecting society SACEM named Jean Noel Tronc to replace Bernard Miyet, the current chairman of the management board who did not apply for a new mandate. ...

  3. Robin Gibb, Roger Faxon To Give Keynotes At 2011 World Copyright Summit

    February 23, 2011 3:30 PM EST The World Copyright Summit, to be held June 7-8 in Brussels, has announced its schedule. The event will feature a slate of keynote speakers, including the WIPO director general Francis Gurry, two European Commission officials, CISAC president Robi ...

  4. @MIDEM: French Minister Confirms Collective Licensing Plan

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST French minister of culture Frédéric Mitterrand unveiled a set of measures aimed at helping the music industry, during a press conference at the MIDEM trade fair and conference in Cannes. These measures are based on a controversial report submitted ...

  5. France Considers 'Google Tax’ To Pay For Music

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST France could start taxing Internet advertising revenues from online giants such as Google, using the funds to support creative industries that have been hit by the digital revolution, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The proposal, put forward in ...

  6. Spain's Luz Casal Honored By French Govt

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish singer Luz Casal has received France's prestigious National Order of Arts and Letters from French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand in Paris. She had brought French prime minister François Fillon and the rest of a packed Châtelet T ...

  7. French Constitutional Council Validates Anti-Piracy Law

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French Constitutional Council has validated the Creation and Internet law as voted by the French Assembly and Senate in September, while noting that legislators would still have to define exactly how certain elements are applied during the jud ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. MGMT Win Piracy Row With Sarkozy's Party

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "No time to think of consequences/Take only what you need from it," sings American psychedelic indie rock band MGMT in its popular anthem "Kids." This was exactly what French President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party did when ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. French Culture Minister Launches Cultural Independents Conference

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT French minister of culture Christine Albanel has launched the "Arenes europeennes de l'independence" (European Arena Of Independence), a two-day conference session gathering European independent companies from the cultural field - m ...

  19. French Biz Defends 'Three-Strike' Scheme After Euro Vote

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The French government and music industry is insisting that the "Internet and Creation" law, which was initiated last year by President Sarkozy and includes provisions against online piracy, can go ahead despite a European Parliament vote ...

  20. French Gov't Approves 'Three Strikes' Scheme

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The French government has given the green light to the controversial "Internet and creation" law, which is designed to control online piracy. The development this week closes the first step of an adoption process that will now go through ...

  21. French Support Three-Strike Law, Report Claims

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The French government's controversial "three-strikes" scheme, which is intended to curb illegal file-sharing, is turning into something of a winner. The vast majority of French consumers are backing to some degree the government ...

  22. Electronics Execs Seek Reform On EU Copyright Tax

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Top electronics firms have asked the European Commission to discuss why the European Union executive body abruptly delayed reform of an "excessive and unjustified" copyright tax after lobbying by France. In December the commission delaye ...

  23. EC Pres Asked To Explain Copyright Tax U-Turn

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ten chief executives from top IT and electronics firms including Philips, Nokia and Sony today appealed to the European Commission to revive plans to reform the copyright levy system that compensates artists. The executives wrote the Commission pr ...

  24. Debate On French Copyright Bill Delayed

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Final debate on France's long-awaited copyright bill won't resume before mid-June, industry sources say. Concluding discussions on the bill were anticipated around May 30. Final debate on France's long-awaited copyright bill won ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. French Market Stabilizes

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Industry execs to meet with PM de Villepin. Industry execs to meet with PM de Villepin. News ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...