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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

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

Seizure of emails by the French Competition Authority are beyond the scope of the Data Protection Act

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

The Versailles Court of Appeal has ruled that seizures carried out by the Competition Authority are not covered by the Data Protection Act

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

French Supreme Court upholds employer's access to employee emails

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

The French Supreme Court (the Cour de Cassation) has confirmed the position of the Angers Court of Appeal, which ruled that an employer can freely access its employee's emails located on his company-issued computer

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

Court rules whistle-blower system illegal

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

The French Cour de Cassation (the Supreme Civil Court) has ruled that the whistle-blower system implemented by a company was illegal

Court annuls sanctions imposed by Data Protection Authority on telemarketing companies

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

The French Conseil d'Etat (the Supreme Administrative Court) has annulled two sanctions issued by the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) against telemarketing companies

Supreme Court rules on employer's access to employee's "personal" files on company-issued computers

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • January 4 2010

The Labour chamber of the French Supreme Court ruled that an employer is entitled to open an employee's file stored on the employee's computer, which is not clearly marked as personal

Paris Court of Appeal decision on unauthorised access to IT system

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • November 19 2009

The Paris Court of Appeal ruled that Damien Bancal, a French journalist writing for "zataz.com", an internet magazine specialising in cybercrime, was guilty of fraudulent access to an IT system and was fined 2,000