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French illegal downloads agency Hadopi may be abolished

The French police service set up to stop illegal downloads may be abolished, as the new French Government said it has failed to meet its aims.

By August 5, 2012


French three-strikes law no longer suspends Net access

Dropping a punishment that could cut off Internet access for those who shared music or video illegally, a French ministry vows instead to target those who profit commercially from piracy.

By July 10, 2013


France sees first conviction under new antipiracy law

A man is ordered to pay fine for failing to secure his Internet connection, which was used to pirate copyrighted songs. Hey, what happened to the U.S. version of graduated response?

By September 13, 2012


HADOPI's had it: French overturn three-strike piracy law

Bonjour, tout le monde. Comment ca va? Oui, ca va bien. The highest French authority has booted out Nicolas Sarkozy's HADOPI three-strike copyright law -- tres bon! But LOPPSI looms...

By June 11, 2009


Anonymous targets FBI and more after Megaupload arrests

Anonymous has brought down the FBI and music and movie industry websites in response to anti-piracy raids on file-sharing site Megaupload.

By January 20, 2012


What hath #OpMegaUpload wrought?

CNET rounds up the list of targets from today's Anonymous DDoS attacks, including which ones stayed up, went down, or flipped back and forth.

By January 19, 2012


Twitter injunction bashing on agenda at inter-government Internet talks

Mark Zuckerberg and other Internet giants meet with government heads today to discuss privacy, the law, and the future of the Web at the e-G8 conference in Paris.

By May 24, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1285: You can't handle the tech (podcast)

On today's show, a rousing discussion on the future of Net neutrality, whether you can handle the truth that is the forthcoming technological revolution, and whether glass-bottomed buses are going to start an upskirting revolution in China. (Ok, actually, that last is about the cleverest little traffic congestion solution ever.)

By August 5, 2010


French 'three strikes' piracy law dealt setback

The French Constitutional Council rejects a key provision of controversial law that would deny Internet access to those deemed to be copyright scofflaws after two warnings.

By June 11, 2009


France passes harsh antipiracy bill: Un, deux, trois you're out

The French National Assembly has passed a bill to cut off and blacklist suspected file sharers, the cheese-eating copyright monkeys

By May 13, 2009