Regulation and Control of Communication: The French Online Copyright Infringement Law (HADOPI)

Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (JICL), Vol. 19, 2011

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 11-07

28 Pages Posted: 21 May 2011  

Nicola Lucchi

Jönköping International Business School; Università di Ferrara - Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza; Catholic University of Louvain

Date Written: April 20, 2011

Abstract

In January 2010 after a troubled process, the French law for creation and Internet, commonly known as Hadopi 2, was finally adopted in an amended form. The enacted text was the result of corrective action undertaken by the Conseil constitutionnel (France's highest constitutional authority), through Decision No. 2009-580 DC of the 10th of June 2009. The Conseil examined the mechanism of sanctions introduced by the regulatory measure assessing the compliance with fundamental rights and freedoms, such as the presumption of innocence, the separation of powers, the right of defense, the right to fair trial, the respect of the right to be heard and the necessary compromise between copyright and freedom of expression and communication.

Keywords: Free speech, Hadopi, internet, rule of law, copyright, piracy, copyright enforcement, administrative authority, graduate response

Suggested Citation

Lucchi, Nicola, Regulation and Control of Communication: The French Online Copyright Infringement Law (HADOPI) (April 20, 2011). Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (JICL), Vol. 19, 2011; Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 11-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1816287

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