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Deep linking may not constitute copyright infringement

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • 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

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

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

Appeal court upholds eBay's liability, but reduces damages

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • September 22 2010

In an ongoing dispute between eBay and French luxury brand owners the LVMH group, on 30th June 2008 LVMH and several LVMH group companies obtained a strong victory through three decisions of the Paris Commercial Court

Online copyright infringement: when Google images finally meets French law

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
  • -
  • March 9 2011

While Google’s exemption from liability for trademark infringement through its AdWords service has now been well established by the Supreme Court, the situation with regard to copyright infringement remains more uncertain. The latest service to be considered is the Google Images search, in regard to which the Paris Court of Appeal recently issued a long-awaited ruling

Online betting website blocked in France

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

The French Online Gaming Regulatory Authority (ARJEL) has initiated a legal action before the High Court of Paris requesting internet service providers (ISPs) to block the online betting website "5Dimes", which is hosted in Costa Rica

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

Website hosting provider considered an editor

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 29 2010

The French Supreme Court (the Cour de Cassation) has confirmed the position of the Court of Appeal, which ruled that by placing advertising spaces on personal web pages, Tiscali, a French website hosting provider, qualifies as an editor of content and is, therefore, fully responsible for such content

Jurisdiction in online infringement cases: “substantial link” theory confirmed

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • January 28 2009

In Ferrara v Ministère public (Case 07-87.281, 9th September 2008) the Criminal Chamber of the French Supreme Court has confirmed the applicability of the “substantial link” theory in criminal cases involving the infringement of IP rights on foreign websites

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