French collecting society SCPP, which acts as France's piracy watchdog, claims two court successes against counterfeiters.

LONDON--French collecting society SCPP, which acts as France's piracy watchdog, claims two court successes against counterfeiters.

An appeal court in Grenoble has confirmed a three-month suspended sentence previously issued by a court in Valence against a defendent who was accused of selling on the Internet illegal copies of CDs made from MP3 files. The defendent was also ordered to pay SCPP 7,927 euros ($9,646) in damages.

Separately, a Versailles criminal court has issued a two-month suspended sentence to the owner and an employee of a shop selling illegal copies of CDs. The material used to burn the CDs has been confiscated, and all the CDs are ordered to be destroyed. The defendants will also be forced to pay SCPP 14,400 euros ($13.872) in damages.