Day: October 10, 2012

The French Hadopi law, its history, operation, and effectivenessThe French Hadopi law, its history, operation, and effectiveness

The French Hadopi graduated response law was passed in October 2009. A study by Professor Bret Danaher published earlier this year titled The Effect of Graduated Response Anti-Piracy Laws on Music Sales: Evidence from an Event Study in France found that it is effective in helping to reduce online copyright infringement and spur legitimate sales of music in France. He talked about the study earlier this year while in Toronto at the Canadian Music Week, Global Forum.

Earlier today, Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix-Paxton a lawyer with Heenan Blakie in Paris gave a speech at an ALAI meeting in Toronto.…

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-10-10Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-10-10

  • Copyright preemption in US discussed in GlobeRanger Corp. v. Software AG 691 F.3d 702 C.A.5 (Tex.) #

  • Are statutory damages for copyright infringement discharged on a bankruptcy in the US, see In re Walker 477 B.R. 111 #
  • Negligence claim for not securing internet connection to avoid infringement preempted in US in AF HODLINGS, LLC v Doe #
  • Clickwrap agreement compelling arbitration enforced jn Vernon v. Qwest Communications Intern., Inc. 857 F.Supp.2d 1135 #
  • Canada 'at risk' from Chinese firm, U.S.