New french copyright laws for Internet (press debate on the new bill drafts)

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Milana V. Zaharova

PhD degree seeking student, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: Foreign Journalism

In 2009 France approved intellectual property on the Internet observance and protection law and on-line editor status law. The article analyses key points of the bills and its discussion in French press in 2007—2009. According to the new laws the High Authority for the Distribution of Works and the Protection of Rights on the In­ternet is established. Journalist’s copyright and status in digital era as multimedia journalist are part of the new laws.

Keywords: copyright, Internet, culture industry, Internet piracy, on-line editor status