French Minister of Culture specifies aspects of upcoming anti-misinformation law

February 4, 2018

In an interview published on February 4, 2018, French Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen specified that the upcoming law against misinformation, announced by French President Emmanuel Macron in January 2018, would introduce "new requirements for platforms, which will have to cooperate with the...

Canadian Telecommunications coalition proposes framework to block access to copyright-infringing websites without judicial review

February 1, 2018

On February 1, 2018, it was reported that FairPlay Canada, a coalition of Canada's largest communications and media companies, had filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), proposing that the CRTC establish an agency to "identify websites...

US Court of Appeals rules that ISP is not protected by safe harbor provision for failing to implement repeat infringer policy

February 1, 2018

On February 1, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its decision in the BMG v. Cox case, ruling that the ISP Cox was not protected by the safe harbor provisions of article 512 the Digital Millennium Copyright Act - which protects ISPs from liability for copyright-infringing...