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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

Blocking of unregulated gambling sites

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • May 17 2012

Decree No. 2011-2122 (the Decree), which sets out the framework for application of Article 61 of Law No. 2010-476 of 12 May 2010 on the introduction of competition and sector regulation of gambling and online gambling, was published on 30 December 2011

Web hosting provider must respond to a data subject's request for deletion

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • May 17 2012

The Court of Appeals of Montpellier ruled that an individual using a pseudonym on a public forum may request the web hosting provider of that forum to delete information about his real identity on the basis of Law No. 78- 17 of 6 January 1978 (the French Data Privacy Law

Scope of the authorisation to broadcast a person's image

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • May 11 2012

The French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) has rendered a decision relating to the scope of the authorisation to broadcast a person's image under French contract law

Search engines for real estate advertisements deemed lawful

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • May 3 2012

Several websites (the Websites) have been sued for automatically listing real estate advertisements posted on other websites and providing links to the web pages where the advertisements are posted

Organisation in charge of collecting the private copying levy held liable for damages

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 28 2012

Since France's rate for the private copy levy is one of the highest in Europe, Rueducommerce, an e-commerce website, argued that it lost customers because online merchants located in other EU Member States which do not have such a levy system can sell their goods at a lower price compared to online merchants located in France

Court of Appeal rules on software implementation contract

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 23 2012

On 25 November 2011, the Court of Appeal of Poitiers reversed the decision of the Court of Niort dated 14 December 2009, which had concluded that IBM was guilty of fraudulent concealment at the expense of MAIF, a French insurance company, in relation to the signing of a software implementation contract

Fine imposed for disparaging former employer online

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 16 2012

Believing his dismissal was unjustified, a former employee of an insurance company created a new social networking profile and used a pseudonym to disparage his former employer

Confidential computer data theft

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

The Clermont-Ferrand Criminal Court sentenced a former employee who had stolen customer and supplier data files from his former employer

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