FRENCH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CODE 2006, DADVSI MODIFICATION & ANTI-PIRACY

In response to European pressure to update their Intellectual Property regime to meet current EU standards, the French Parliament passed a new law on copyright and related rights on August 1, 2006 . This is called the “Loi relative au Droit d'Auteur et aux Droits Voisins dans la Société de l'Information,” referred to as DADVSI. This law translates to the “Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights in the Information Society.”

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How does DADVSI Generally Punish Piracy?
How does DADVSI Address Peer to Peer (P2P) Piracy?
What About Digital Rights Management Circumvention?
What Exceptions to Copyright are there in the DADVSI?
Does the Berne Convention Apply?

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