The Paris Judicial Tribunal on Friday decided to postpone its decision on whether to order internet service providers in the country to block access to five of the most visited adult tube sites in France.
The French Senate on Tuesday twice amended a bill to “secure and regulate the digital space,” adding provisions that would mandate warnings if any adult content simulates an illegal act, and require sites to remove adult content upon a performer’s request.
Veteran French studio Dorcel is currently testing a “double anonymity” age verification solution designed by a Marseille-based tech company.
The French government has confirmed that the new bill it introduced on Wednesday to bypass the courts and force platforms to implement age verification will apply not only to specifically adult sites but also to any site that allows explicit content, including Twitter.
The center-right French government led by Emmanuel Macron confirmed over the weekend that it will attempt to bypass the courts to force the five largest adult sites accessible in the country to comply with a controversial, vaguely worded 2020 age verification law.
The Paris Judicial Tribunal held a hearing earlier this month with representatives from five of the most visited adult tube sites in France, and set itself a July 7 deadline to decide whether to order internet service providers in the country to block access to those sites.
The Culture Committee of France’s National Assembly voted last week to expand age verification requirements already mandated for adult content to include several popular mainstream social media platforms.
Legal analysts published this week a detailed explanation of MindGeek’s ongoing constitutional challenge against a French media regulatory agency’s attempt to completely block adult sites in the country over age-verification compliance.
Prompted by anti-porn activists and politicians, courts in France and Germany moved forward this week with proposed mandates to block adult sites over compliance with controversial age verification mandates.
French activist groups claiming to represent “the children” will formally request today that online government regulator Arcom suspend Twitter in France unless the platform finds, within two weeks, a way to block minors from what the groups consider “pornographic” content.
New details surfaced today about a French media regulatory agency's plan to block all major free adult sites in the country, in response to a controversial age verification law.
A Paris court of appeals rejected last week the attempt by local War on Porn groups, led by an extremist Catholic organization, to use France’s media authority and the courts to block the most popular adult tube sites in the country.
Several weeks after targeting five leading adult tube sites, France’s media regulator ARCOM has initiated a new legal action, this time demanding that the country’s ISPs totally block MindGeek-owned sites YouPorn and RedTube over their alleged lack of enforcement of a controversial age verification mandate.