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European “Three Strikes” Initiatives Move Beyond Concept and Become Law

Posted in Regulations
Over the last year, we’ve been following the recent trends in Europe regarding “three strikes” legislation, where end-users may be subject to sanction by their ISPs for repeated acts of copyright infringement.  Following passage of the first such law in France last fall, the United Kingdom followed suit in early 2010 with passage of the … Continue Reading

Three Strikes and You’re…OUTTTT! (Of French Cyberspace)

Posted in Regulations
On October 22nd, France’s highest court approved the “three strike law”, which will deny Internet access to those people that illegally copy music and movies and are deemed repeat copyright infringers.  The bill, known as Haute Autorité pour la Diffusion des Oeuvres et la Protection des droits sur Internet (High Authority for the Distribution of … Continue Reading

President Signs Pro-IP Act

Posted in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Regulations
On Monday, President Bush signed what some are calling a controversial law entitled The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 or “Pro-IP Act”.  The Pro-IP Act is designed to increase protection of intellectual property by imposing harsher criminal penalties for intellectual property piracy and counterfeiting, including expanding the ability of the … Continue Reading