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Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA
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  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

Measures to limit online copyright infringement

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union, France
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  • November 19 2012

The creative industries argue that piracy costs the industry £400m a year in lost revenue

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

French court finds Google has editorial control over AdWords advertising

  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
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  • France
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  • December 13 2011

On November 14 2011 the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris (TGI) ruled against Google France and Google Ireland, finding that their AdWords service allowed a company to use an individual’s name as a keyword to trigger links to an article and photographs that infringed the individual’s rights to private life

Selective distribution for cosmetics and EU competition rules on online sales

  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
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  • European Union, France
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  • March 16 2011

On March 3 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Ján Mazák issued a nonbinding opinion on Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique SAS v Président de l'Autorité de la Concurrence and Ministre de l'Économie, de l'Industrie et de l'Emploi (Case C-43909

Opening up of the French online gambling market

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • June 30 2010

The law on the opening up to competition and regulation of the online gambling market in France entered into force on 13 May 2010, following its publication in the French Official Journal (Law N2010-476 of 12 May 2010

Two judgments of the Paris Civil Court of First Instance establish that Dailymotion is a hosting service provider

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • August 31 2008

In the last edition of the newsletter we considered the recent developments in the law relating to providers of hosting services

Paris appeals court confirms eBay’s liability for selling counterfeit and unauthorized LVMH perfumes on auction website

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • France
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  • November 30 2010

In sharp contrast to the outcome of a similar lawsuit has resolved in the United States, the Paris Court of Appeal has upheld a 2008 verdict holding that online auctioneer eBay is liable for the sale of counterfeit goods or goods that are selected for special distribution via its online auction website

The liability of service providers in the information society. Reflections about the judgment of the European Court of Justice delivered on 23 March 2010 in joined cases C-236 to 238 08 Google v Louis Vuitton and others before the CJ (formerly ECJ)

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • June 21 2010

The liability of the company Google France as provider of data storage services online is analysed in the recent Judgment of the CJ in cases C-23608, C-23708 and C-23808

Paris Court of Appeal holds that Dailymotion is a host and did not have knowledge of infringing material

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • October 27 2009

The Paris Court of Appeal has held, overruling a previous First Instance Court decision, that the Dailymotion video sharing website was not liable for copyright infringement since it had not received adequate notification that content posted to its website by users was unlawful