France has introduced new bill targeting online piracy. France’s National Assembly has approved a law based on which holders of copyright and related rights will be able to ask courts for the so-called dynamic injunctions. The purpose of these injunctions is to block all websites and servers that broadcast illegal content.
What’s more, such injunctions will be valid for a year saving copyright owners time and money to keep them in place. In addition, these injunctions will block “mirror” websites that are created for broadcasting of illegal content in an attempt to shirk an already issued injunction.
This new bill is welcomed by all right holders, especially those related to broadcasting of sport events where piracy is a significant problem.
Even before this new law right holders were able to rely on injunctions but the procedure was slower and not completely on par with the dynamic nature of the online broadcasting.