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Travel websites held liable for unfair practices

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • January 12 2012

On 4 October 2011, the Paris Court held three travel websites liable for unfair practices for posting misleading information on their websites regarding the availability of hotel rooms

Suspended sentence for the creation of a fake social networking profile

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

The Auxerre Court penalised a fifty-four year old man to a five-month suspended sentence for creating a fake profile on a social networking site and a fine of 410 to compensate his victim

Court decides case on "identical" price comparison websites

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

A summary judgment of the Paris Commercial Court dated 6 July 2011 ruled that two price comparison travel websites could co-exist and the presence of identical raw data such as flights and hotel deals on both websites did not amount to unfair competition

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

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

Court prevents music company from pulling out songs from online music service

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • November 3 2011

In a summary judgment dated 5 September 2011, the Paris Court rejected Universal's request to order Deezer, an online music service, to remove all of Universal's songs from Deezer's free music catalogue

Court upholds imprisonment and fine of administrator of BitTorrent website

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

Following a complaint by the French rights holder group, SACEM, in June 2008, police arrested the administrator of two BitTorrent related sites - torrentnews.net, a links forum, and torrent-public-center.com, a meta-search engine

The High Court of Paris dismisses suit by collecting society against video sharing site

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • July 19 2011

The High Court of Paris has rejected a legal action for alleged "acts of infringement" initiated by the Civil Society of Phonogram Producers in France (SPPF), the French collecting society managing the rights of independent record producers, against YouTube

Supreme Court ruling on jurisdiction over online transactions

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • July 14 2011

In a decision involving the e-trading platform eBay, the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court (the Supreme Court) ruled that the mere ability to access a website in France is not enough for French courts to have competent jurisdiction over the website