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French Hadopi Scheme Gutted; Other Bad Ideas To Be Introduced Instead

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France's Hadopi graduated response approach, also known as "three strikes", occupies a special place in the annals of copyright enforcement. It pioneered the idea of punishing users accused of sharing unauthorized copies of files, largely thanks to pressure from the previous French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, who seems to have hated...
French Hadopi Scheme Gutted; Other Bad Ideas To Be Introduced Instead

Journalists Cheering On Censorship Is A Form Of Hate Speech

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We already wrote a little about a French politician's support for the idea that Twitter should help the French government censor speech it doesn't like. I learned about it because of a post by Glenn Greenwald, which is absolutely worth reading. Greenwald's piece, though, focuses much of his anger not...
Journalists Cheering On Censorship Is A Form Of Hate Speech

Yahoo unveils six new original Web series coming in 2013 as it adds new partnership with the WWE

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Yahoo announced on Monday the addition of six new original Web shows to its lineup happening this year. Featuring well-known actors John Stamos, Zachery Levi, and Cheryl Hines, these series look to help the search company capture more views to its heavily trafficked network of sites. Furthermore, Yahoo has gone...
Yahoo unveils six new original Web series coming in 2013 as it adds new partnership with the WWE

Google's Eric Schmidt Seeks Rapprochement With French Over Proposed Newspaper-Linking Tax

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Earlier this month Google, which past French president Jacques Chirac once called an agent of “Anglo-Saxon cultural Imperialism,” threatened to stop linking to French news websites after French publishers and the French government floated a proposal to require the search engine to... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
Google's Eric Schmidt Seeks Rapprochement With French Over Proposed Newspaper-Linking Tax

France Launches Google-style Plan To Scan And Sell Out-of-Print Books

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A year after the collapse of the Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Books Settlement in a New York court, the government of France has passed a law to digitize and sell half a million “indispensable” works from the 20th century. The goal of the project is to preserve and commercialize French...
France Launches Google-style Plan To Scan And Sell Out-of-Print Books
Google and the French press: a new entente?

French Hadopi Scheme Gutted; Other Bad Ideas To Be Introduced Instead

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France's Hadopi graduated response approach, also known as "three strikes", occupies a special place in the annals of copyright enforcement. It pioneered the idea of punishing users accused of sharing unauthorized copies of files, largely thanks to pressure from the previous French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, who seems to have hated...
French Hadopi Scheme Gutted; Other Bad Ideas To Be Introduced Instead

Report: Yahoo drops Dailymotion deal in face of French opposition

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Yahoo has scrapped plans to invest in French online video site Dailymotion, after the French government opposed the Internet giant acquiring a majority stake in the company, according to reports....
Report: Yahoo drops Dailymotion deal in face of French opposition

Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

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How très français. Monkey is a little slow on the uptake here (hat tip: New Statesman) - last week the French government's General Commission for Terminology and Neology issued a proclamation to users of Twitter and other social media to urging them to stop using the term "hashtag", in favour...
Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

Yahoo acquires 4 million user to-do app Astrid, service to continue as is for 90 days

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Yahoo has acquired the to-do list app Astrid, which will continue running as is for the next 90 days. “Over the next 90 days, Astrid will continue to work as is, and we will no longer be accepting new premium subscriptions. To make future changes as easy as possible, we’ll...
Yahoo acquires 4 million user to-do app Astrid, service to continue as is for 90 days

France Seeks Answers From Google

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The French government's digital-privacy watchdog is renewing questioning of Google, amplifying a pan-European probe into the search giant's privacy policies....
France Seeks Answers From Google
Eric Schmidt meeting with French government to discuss search engine levy law

France Wants To Tax Facebook, Google "Personal Data Collection"

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Summarizing a report issued by the French government last week the New York Times says that France is considering a range of creative taxation schemes against US based internet companies — Google and Facebook in particular. France is trying to generate new revenues amid a challenging economic... Please visit Marketing...
France Wants To Tax Facebook, Google "Personal Data Collection"

Yahoo's Deal To Buy A $200M Stake In Dailymotion From Orange Scuppered By French Government

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It looks like lightening has struck on the towers of Dailymotion. Yahoo’s bid to take a $200 million majority stake in the video site — known as the ‘YouTube of France’ — has been killed by the French government, which decided that it didn’t want a U.S. company to take...
Yahoo's Deal To Buy A $200M Stake In Dailymotion From Orange Scuppered By French Government

After Meeting With Eric Schmidt, France Stands By Threat To Write Law Forcing Google To Pay To Link To News Sites

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The French government is digging in its heels. After a meeting today with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, French President Francois Hollande reiterated the government’s plans to create a new law to force Google to pay when it links to newspaper websites. The spat has been going on for... Please...
After Meeting With Eric Schmidt, France Stands By Threat To Write Law Forcing Google To Pay To Link To News Sites

Japan confirms it will extend digital goods tax to Amazon.com and other overseas firms

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The Japanese government is ready to finally apply local consumption tax to Amazon.com and other overseas companies that sell ebooks and other digital content in the country, according to local media. The Japan Times reports that government officials have confirmed that the tax — which is to be doubled to 10...
Japan confirms it will extend digital goods tax to Amazon.com and other overseas firms
France reportedly scuttles Yahoo's bid for Dailymotion video portal

Tax man trying to figure out a way to outsmart Google

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If a new French government proposal (Google Translate) is implemented, tech companies earning money in France would pay new taxes based on how much personal data is collected from their users. For months now, lawmakers around the world have lambasted financial shenanigans in use by Google, Amazon, Apple, and...
Tax man trying to figure out a way to outsmart Google

The French Government Just Did Marissa Mayer A Huge Favor, Blocking Yahoo's $200 Million Deal To Buy The French YouTube (YHOO)

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According to several reports, the French government has blocked Yahoo's attempt to buy a controlling stake in Dailymotion, the YouTube of France. Everyone is mocking the French government for doing this, because the government says it blocked the deal to protect the French economy and its workers, but Yahoo was...
The French Government Just Did Marissa Mayer A Huge Favor, Blocking Yahoo's $200 Million Deal To Buy The French YouTube (YHOO)

Yahoo ditches Dailymotion acquisition -- report

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The company's plan to acquire a majority stake in the video site are reportedly dead in the water due to the French government's objections, Reuters reports. [Read more]...
Yahoo ditches Dailymotion acquisition -- report

Twitter under fire in France over offensive hashtags

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French government joins debate after spate of homophobic, racist and anti-semitic hashtags trended in recent monthsTwitter is coming under increasing pressure from the French government over homophobic, racist and anti-semitic tweets which Paris says contravene its laws on hate-speech.French ministers are in talks with officials from the US-based microblogging site...
Twitter under fire in France over offensive hashtags

French Sovereign Wealth Funds Invests in Two Local Cloud Computing Providers

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The French government is so keen to encourage the development of cloud computing infrastructure in France that it is investing in two competing home-grown cloud......
French Sovereign Wealth Funds Invests in Two Local Cloud Computing Providers
Google to boycott French media sites if country passes law requiring search engines to pay for news content
French government wants Google to pay French newspapers for the privilege of linking to them
Cook plays it cool at D11 conference

Ex-Irish Times editor calls for Google deal to help ailing newspapers

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A former Irish Times editor, Conor Brady, has called on Dublin's government to negotiate a deal with Google to help Ireland's ailing newspaper industry.He believes the government should consider an Irish equivalent of France's agreement with Google to set up a €60m (£40m) fund to assist French newspapers.Brady said: "I...
Ex-Irish Times editor calls for Google deal to help ailing newspapers

BonitaSoft Raises $13M Series C For Its Open Source Business Process Management Solution

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BonitaSoft, a provider of an open source business process management (BPM) solution, has raised a $13 million Series C round led by the FSN PME Fund, a French government initiative to invest in technology companies to help them scale globally. Also joining the round are previous investors Ventech, Auriga Partners,...
BonitaSoft Raises $13M Series C For Its Open Source Business Process Management Solution
¡Más dinero! BPM solutions provider BonitaSoft raises $13M

France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law

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Content owners have been hoping that France’s controversial HADOPI scheme for disconnecting file-sharers might provide a model for the rest of the world. Now, the fate of the plan is in confusion (like much else in France) after last week’s election that brought Socialist Francois Hollande to power. The French...
France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law

French advisory council speaks out against Sarkozy’s plan to criminalize visiting extremist websites

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France’s National Digital Council (CNN), an advisory committee created by President Nicolas Sarkozy himself, has spoken out against a plan to punish frequent visitors of extremist websites. CNN, not to be confused with the news network, was established in April last year and plays an advisory role with the French government,...
French advisory council speaks out against Sarkozy’s plan to criminalize visiting extremist websites
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