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French Protests Nix Lady Gaga Paris Shows

Oct. 22, 23 shows postponed until Dec. 19, 20 due to the strikes in France

French Assembly, Senate OK anti-piracy law

The French National Assembly has now adopted the final bill on the sanctions side of the three-strikes Creation and Internet bill to tackle illegal file-sharing, by 258 votes in favor and 131 against.

French assembly adopts anti-piracy bill

The French National Assembly on Tuesday adopted the sanctions side of the three-strikes Creation and Internet bill to tackle illegal file-sharing, by 285 votes in favor and 225 against.

French anti-piracy sanctions delayed

The French music business has expressed its disappointment after the National Assembly president's decision to postpone until September the vote on the sanctions side of the Creation and Internet law.

France’s SPPF sues YouTube

French independent labels collecting society SPPF has filed a lawsuit against YouTube for copyright infringement.

Montfort tapped as EMI France boss

EMI France has appointed Olivier Montfort as president and will begin Tuesday.

Iggy Pop unveils ‘quieter album’ in France

Iggy Pop has appeared in Paris to announce the release of a jazz-influenced album via EMI France.

French lawmakers eye Web piracy law

Debates on the Creation and Internet draft law have started in the French Assembly.

Universal Music France merges labels

Universal Music France is merging its labels Universal Licensing Music and Mercury.

Warner Music France ditches DRM

A day after the announcement of iTunes abandoning DRM with all the majors, Warner Music France unveiled its DRM-free offering with download stores FnacMusic and VirginMega.

French market sees first-half slump

The wholesale value of the French market decreased to 278.7 million euros ($390.74 million) in the first half of 2008.

Amy Winehouse might face lawsuit

Amy Winehouse is facing the threat of legal action after failing to perform at French festival Rock en Seine on Friday.