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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

Advertisers on piracy websites are not accomplices to copyright infringement

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • April 12 2011

The French Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals and dismissed the claim of copyright holders that the advertisers on piracy websites should be considered accomplices to copyright infringement

Decree specifies the characteristics of the “carte musique jeune”

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • January 6 2011

The Government has published in the Official Gazette the decree establishing the "carte musique jeune", the sale of which began on 28 October 2010 (Decree

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

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

HADOPI decrees published

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • October 19 2010

The Decree relating to the procedure applicable before the High Authority of Diffusion of the Artworks and Protection of Rights on Internet (HADOPI) Commission has been published in the Official Journal

Three authorities may be merged

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 29 2011

During a public speech, the Minister for the Digital Economy declared that he wished to unify the three authorities in charge of audiovisual (CSA), telecommunications (Acrep) and radio frequency (ANFR) into one authority

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

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

Creation of fake social networking profile infringes privacy

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • February 22 2011

The French High Court of Paris (TGI) sentenced an internet user who created a fake profile of a famous French comedian to pay a 1,500 fine and 2,500 in damages