Two French campaign groups are suing the main ISPs in France, demanding the total block of several adult sites that they consider too accessible to minors.
The groups suing top French ISPs SFR, Orange, Bouygues TÚlÚcom, Free, Colt Technologies
Services and Outre mer TÚlÚcomare are called e-Enfance (e-Infancy) and La Voix de l'Enfant (The Voice of the Child).
The ISPs were asked to appear next Thursday, September 9 in front of the Paris Judicial Court.
The lawsuit is proof that
the French anti-porn groups intend to restrict access to adult content in that European market. Earlier this year, supporters of France's controversial age-verification law had claimed that they knew it was impractical and considered the passage of the
measure as "symbolic."
ISP Orange told Le Figaro that they will "abide by the decision of the court and would shut down these sites speedily if that's what we are asked to do. But in the absence of a judicial decision, we apply the
rules of net neutrality and freedom of expression"