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Google held liable for copyright infringement for bulk scanning of books

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • France
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  • February 28 2010

The Paris Court of First Instance's third chamber has ruled that Google Inc.’s bulk scanning of books for its Google Book Search website, done without permission from copyright holders, infringed the copyrights on hundreds of French books

Copie de concept et concurrence déloyale: une action délicate à bien anticiper

  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
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  • France
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  • September 3 2013

Dans un arrêt récent du 4 juillet 2013 opposant la société Ameliste à la société Zankyou Ventures, la Cour d’Appel de Paris a rappelé qu’il ne peut y

eBay’s legal battles continue: a French victory and a prudent English test case

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • European Union, France, United Kingdom
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  • July 28 2009

While a French court found that eBay was not liable to L’Oréal for the sale of counterfeit cosmetics on its auction website, an English court determined it required guidance from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the interpretation of applicable directives before deciding key issues in a proceeding between the two parties

Deep linking may not constitute copyright infringement

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • 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

eBay wins some (in the US), loses some (in France)

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • France
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  • August 8 2008

A French court has ordered eBay to pay damages to Hermès, after determining that eBay did not sufficiently ensure that its website would not be used for illegal activities

Peer to peer (P2P) legislation

  • Abril Abogados
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  • Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
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  • December 13 2012

Since 2006, when the first European Regulation against illegal downloading was enacted by Finland, most of EU Member States have followed the example

Do right holders have an obligation to cooperate with UGC platforms?

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • October 1 2009

In several copyright litigations handled by the Paris office of Hogan & Hartson on behalf of MySpace, the plaintiffs made a point of not wanting to use the tools made available by MySpace to prevent copyright infringement

Brand owners score important point in eBay battle

  • Wragge & Co LLP
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  • France
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  • July 1 2008

In a decision that is bound to be welcomed by many brand owners, eBay has been ordered to pay more than 38 million (£31.6 million) to the LVMH group

Internet counterfeit: recent divergent decisions in France and the US suggest a need for cooperation between rights holders and service providers

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France, USA
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  • September 4 2008

With the advent of the Internet, counterfeiting activities are thriving on a worldwide scale, in spite of efforts to combat such activities made by global online service providers and rights holders

eBay wins some (in the US), loses some (in France)

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada, France, USA
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  • August 8 2008

A French court has ordered eBay to pay damages to Hermès, after determining that eBay did not sufficiently ensure that its website would not be used for illegal activities