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Online copyright infringement: when Google images finally meets French law

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • 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

Paris High Court applies French law in book scanning case

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

The 3rd Chamber of the Paris High Court (the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris) decided to apply French law to a case involving Google and French book editors

Website hosting provider considered an editor

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • 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

Advocate General provides opinion in the Google France Adwords cases

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • November 19 2009

The Advocate General has released his opinion in the Google Adwords cases being brought in the French courts

Google Books infringes French copyrights, but not trademarks

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • February 3 2010

The Paris High Court has found Google Inc liable for copyright infringement just as it is about to launch its new service, Google Editions, allowing consumers to purchase books that they have previewed on Google Books

Social networking site ordered to remove illegal content and provide identification data about the author

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • June 15 2010

On 13 April 2010, Facebook was ordered by the Paris Court of First Instance to (i) promptly remove a picture of a bishop who was the target of a Facebook group and (ii) provide identification data identifying the author of the allegedly defamatory content

Deep linking may not constitute copyright infringement

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • 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

Appeal court upholds eBay's liability, but reduces damages

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • 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

Changing position of the Paris High Court on suggested search queries

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • December 7 2010

In a decision given in summary proceedings in July 2010, the Paris High Court (TGI Paris) ruled that Google was not liable when its Google Suggest service associated the word "fraud" with a company's name

Online betting: court cancels trademarks of past monopoly beneficiary

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • December 15 2010

In recent years, the fierce competition among the various actors in the online betting industry has seen many trademark disputes come before the French courts