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Deep linking may not constitute copyright infringement

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • July 2 2010

The Court of First Instance of Nanterre has ruled that a web portal that provides a deep link to the website of a software developer where the latter's software can be downloaded does not constitute copyright infringement

Search engine exempt from liability

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • April 4 2011

On 26 January 2011, the Paris Court of Appeal ruled that "Google Images" is an information society service and thus benefits from the exemption from liability provided for under the LCEN for internet intermediaries

Court of Appeal dismisses application questioning constitutionality of the online gaming law

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • November 25 2011

In a decision dated 28 June 2011, the Paris Court of Appeal refused to admit the application for a priority preliminary ruling on the issue of constitutionality (question prioritaire de constitutionnalité or QPC) raised by Darty Telecom regarding Articles 61 and 69 of the Law dated 12 May 2010 concerning the opening of the market of online gaming

Paris court gives full effect to an indemnification clause in a cloud computing agreement

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • November 17 2011

In a decision dated 12 July 2011, the Commercial Court of Paris rendered a decision in favour of a provider of cloud computing services

Seizure of emails by the French Competition Authority are beyond the scope of the Data Protection Act

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • June 7 2010

The Versailles Court of Appeal has ruled that seizures carried out by the Competition Authority are not covered by the Data Protection Act

Company held liable for CEO's negative comments on Twitter

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • November 10 2011

In a decision dated 26 July 2011, the Paris Commercial Court penalised the company Zlio for the defamation committed by its CEO against a service provider on Twitter

Douai Court of Appeal condemns company for abusive indexing

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • January 19 2012

A company, Saveur Bière, created numerous websites whose sole purpose was to link to the main website of the company

Breach of non-disclosure agreement and unfair competition

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • June 28 2011

Net Innovations developed a software program with functionalities that were similar to the software belonging to Kaolink

Sentence imposed for "camcording"

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • May 31 2012

On 12 January 2012, the Criminal Court of Dax sentenced a "camcording" pirate to nine months in prison (subject to reprieve) and to pay 373,500 in damages

Court rules whistle-blower system illegal

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • February 15 2010

The French Cour de Cassation (the Supreme Civil Court) has ruled that the whistle-blower system implemented by a company was illegal