The Digital Republic Bill highlights
Thu 30 Jun 2016, 14:23

Based on the compromised version of the Digital Republic Bill agreed by senators and deputies on 29 June 2016, some of the bill highlights are:

  • a provision enabling text and data mining which opposed the scientific community and editors, with the exception of the audiovisual data in respect of copyright;
  • net neutrality;
  • open data becomes the rule;
  • websites will not be obliged to collect taxes;
  • no obligation to store data in France;
  • digital death for which same rules apply as in the physical world, that is online documents belonging to a deceased person shall be transmitted to designated heirs unless otherwise agreed.