• 29 Juin 2016

    Anne Frank’s Diary Gains ‘Co-Author’ in Copyright Move - The New York Times

    When Otto Frank first published his daughter’s red-checked diary and notebooks, he wrote a prologue assuring readers that the book mostly contained her words, written while hiding from the Nazis in a secret annex of a factory in Amsterdam.



  • 17 Novembre 2015

    Who Wrote ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’? - The New York Times

    Copyright law is meant to give authors and their heirs a temporary monopoly over books, songs and other creative works. In practice, however, such monopolies can last indefinitely. The latest example of this phenomenon comes from the Swiss foundation that owns the rights to “The Diary of Anne Frank.”...



  • 16 Novembre 2015

    To retain profits from Anne Frank's diary, foundation will list her father as co-author - Los Angeles Times

    By Michael Schaub

    More than 68 years after it was first published, Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" is getting a co-author: her father, Otto, who long maintained that the book was written solely by his daughter...


  • 24 Février 2015

    Anti-Terror Measure Gets First Test as France Confiscates Passports of Six Would-Be Jihadis - Vice News

    French authorities on Monday seized the passports of six people suspected of trying to join Islamist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, the first such confiscation under a measure adopted in November as part of a new, stricter, counterterrorism law... 

    By Pierre Longeray


  • 23 Février 2015

    France Seizes 6 Passports Under Antiterrorism Law - The New York Times

    PARIS — The French authorities began to use new, sweeping counterterrorism powers on Monday to halt the stream of young people going to Syria, confiscating the passports of six people suspected of trying to go there to engage in terrorist activities...



  • 15 Janvier 2015

    French Rein In Speech Backing Acts of Terror - The New York Times

    PARIS — The French authorities are moving aggressively to rein in speech supporting terrorism, employing a new law to mete out tough prison sentences in a crackdown that is stoking a free-speech debate after last week’s attacks in Paris...



  • 1 Novembre 2014

    The Fox, The Cat and sound garden - Mucha Creative

    In Paris, it’s been a good week for foxes and cats...

    By Cynthia Rose


  • 10 Mars 2014

    For Hateful Comic in France, Muzzle Becomes a Megaphone - The New York Times

    PARIS — Thirty-eight times in recent years the French authorities have charged the comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala with violating anti-hate laws. The government has urged cities and towns to ban his performances, and some have done so, canceling his sold-out shows. Senior officials have condemned him as an anti-Semitic Holocaust denier who is inciting hatred...



  • 9 Décembre 2013

    Steven Cohen’s Revealing Eiffel Tower Performance Lands Him In Hot Water - Huffington Post

    It was 9:30 a.m. on a Tuesday when performance artist Steven Cohen arrived at the Eiffel Tower. Dressed like a bird in a garter, tights and long red gloves, the South African performer reportedly stepped out of a vehicle and began walking a rooster around the public square beneath the famous French monument...


  • 17 Novembre 2007

    A Costly Kiss


    A judge in Avignon, France, fined a woman 1,500 euros ($2,200) for leaving a lipstick kiss mark on a pure white canvas by the American artist Cy Twombly, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday. The judge also told the woman, Rindy Sam, 30, above, to pay a symbolic one euro in damages to the 79-year-old artist. Ms. Sam, an artist herself, was arrested in July after she planted the kiss on a panel of Mr. Twombly’s triptych Phaedrus, in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Avignon. The painting is valued at $2.8 million. At her trial last month, Ms. Sam said: “It was an act of love, when I kissed it, I wasn’t thinking. I thought the artist would understand.” But Agnes Tricoire, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, said, “For me love requires the consent of both sides.”