Category Archives: France

French Court Orders ISPs to Block Torrent Sites and File-Hosters

By | November 23, 2019

Breaking A Paris court has ordered five French Internet providers to block access to thirteen websites that link to pirated content. While pirate site blockades are nothing new, this is the first European court order that targets file-hosting services. The order, which also affects torrent sites, was issued following a complaint from the local anti-piracy… Read More »

French ISPs Ordered to Block Sci-Hub and LibGen

By | April 22, 2019

By offering free access to millions of ‘paywalled’ research papers, Sci-Hub is often described as “The Pirate Bay of Science”. The site is used by researchers from all over the world, to access papers they otherwise have a hard time accessing. Academic publishers are not happy with the service. They see the site as a… Read More »

France Plans to Add ‘Article 13’ to New Anti-Piracy Law This Summer

By | April 22, 2019

The European Parliament sent a clear signal this week when it adopted the Copyright Directive. While some MEPs state that they mistakenly pushed the wrong button on the close vote to allow changes to the text, the ultimate vote was clear. With 348 votes in favor, 274 against, and 36 abstentions, Parliament adopted the Copyright… Read More »

Pirates Are More And More Going Authorized in France

By | July 7, 2018

France has been preventing on the anti-piracy enforcement frontline for greater than a decade now. The nation was the primary to introduce a graduated response system, Hadopi, the place Web subscribers risked shedding their Web connections in the occasion that they had been caught sharing torrents repeatedly. Today this strategy is not as efficient because… Read More »

French Minister Of Tradition Calls For Pirate Streaming Blacklist

By | April 23, 2018

Nearly a decade in the past, France was on the anti-piracy enforcement frontline. The nation was the primary to introduce a graduated response system, Hadopi, the place Web subscribers risked shedding their Web connections in the occasion that they have been caught sharing torrents repeatedly. Today this method is not as efficient because it as… Read More »

Pirate Web Site Admin Sentenced to Two Years Jail & 83.6 Million Damages

By | February 21, 2018

Way again in 2011, Streamiz was reported to be the second hottest pirate streaming website in France with round 250,000 guests per day. The positioning didnt host its personal content material however linked to motion pictures elsewhere. This outstanding standing quickly attracted the eye of varied leisure firms together with the Nationwide Federation of Movie… Read More »

Might Google Class Torrent a Soiled Phrase? France Is About to Discover Out

By | December 23, 2017

Like most nations, France is struggling to search out methods to stop on-line piracy working rampant. Quite loads of choices have been examined to this point, with various results. One of the extra attention-grabbing circumstances has been working since 2015, when music business group SNEP took Google and Microsoft to courtroom demanding automated filtering of… Read More »

Seven Years Of Hadopi: 9 Million Piracy Warnings, 189 Convictions

By | December 1, 2017

More than seven years in the past, it was predicted that the following large factor in anti-piracy enforcement can be the graduated response scheme. Commonly generally recognized as three strikes or variants thereof, these schemes had been promoted as academic in nature, with alleged pirates receiving escalating warnings designed to discourage additional infringing behavior. In… Read More »

Popular Zer0day Torrent Tracker Taken Offline By Mass Copyright Complaint

By | October 14, 2017

In January 2016, a BitTorrent fanatic determined to launch a stand-alone tracker, purely for fun. The Zer0day platform, which hosts no torrents, is a tracker within the purest sense, directing site visitors between friends, it doesn’t matter what content material is concerned and regardless of the place persons are within the world. With this form… Read More »

Google Indicators Settlement to Deal with YouTube Piracy

By | September 21, 2017

Once upon a time, folks complaining about piracy would level to the lots of of piracy websites across the Web. Lately, criticism is simply as prone to be leveled at Google-owned services. YouTube, particularly, has are available for intense criticism, with the music trade complaining of exploitation of the DMCA with a view to acquire… Read More »