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French HADOPI law ‘finally’ passed

May 15, 2009 Leave a comment

With several months of delay and despite the (hard) opposition from leftwing parties and some consumers’ associations, the French internet law aimed to fight illegal piracy nicknamed HADOPI has finally passed in parliament this past Wednesday, enabling ISPs (under HADOPI) to block the consumer’s Internet access after the consumer being three times warned of illegally file sharing on the Internet copyrighted content.

HADOPI bill of law favoring the diffusion and protection of creation on Internet”, regulating and controlling the usage of Internet in order to enforce the compliance to the copyright law.

“HADOPI” is the acronym for (in French) ‘Haute Autorité pour la Diffusion des Œuvres et la Protection des Droits sur Internet’ which means the High Authority of Diffusion of the Art Works and Protection of the (Copy)Rights on Internet. HADOPI is aimed at favoring the diffusion and protection of content online (on Internet), regulating and controlling the usage of Internet enabling a clear enforcement policy of the copyright law.

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Catch-up TV is good for European Broadcasters

Marc Tessier, ex- CEO of France Televisions (public broadcaster) and now CEO of GLOWRIA one of the VoD leader in France, commented recently (March 09) on the LeBuzzMedia (streamed on and to Orange customers on mobile, IPTV and PC TV) about the great value catch-up TV brings to broadcasters.  Tessier considers that the on demand TV consumption will reprent around 15 to 20% of the total TV consumption in 3 to 4 years.

BBC was one of the first in Europe to launch their catch-up television, iPlayer, which over a period of 5 months of operation reached 75 million video downloads and recorded 700,000 daily requests to view in April 08.

At the same period, ‘M6 Replay’ of the RTL owned media company M6, recorded 17 million viewings in its first three months of operation and had 1.2 million visitors.

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Have you heard of GLITNER…?

GLITNER is an online market place (currently in beta), enabling right-holders to post their VoD rights available per film/territory and VoD platforms to find content. Communication is on a collaborative and user-friendly on a B2B platform using social networking technologies.

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