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The Conseil de la Concurrence dismisses AFORST complaint against France Télévisions and France Télécom

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • September 29 2008

On 8 October 2007, the French Association for network operators and telecommunication services (AFORST) complained before the Competition Council about a partnership agreement between France Télévisions and France Télécom and exclusivity rights granted to France Télécom by France Télévisions to distribute some programs in “catch up TV” mode (which allows the viewing of pre-recorded TV programs during a short period of time after their broadcasting

More cases, more confusion? The continuing saga of internet hosting provider liability under French law

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • December 17 2007

A spate of recent cases on the liability of internet hosting providers in France is currently causing a lot of ink to flow

French courts rule that internet service providers must pay compensation to customers for poor or disrupted service

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • December 17 2007

In two separate cases in the First Instance Courts of Paris and Cherbourg, internet service providers have been found liable for compensation to customers experiencing disrupted internet access or inadequate support services

User-generated content and ISP liability in France

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • February 4 2009

The question of liability of internet service providers has become a crucial issue worldwide due in particular to the recent development of the web 2.0 and the increase in the popularity of peer to peer file sharing

The liability of hosting service providers: what’s new under French law?

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • April 28 2008

A large number of significant judicial decisions have been made by French judges in the past few months relating to Web 2.0

New French law gives consumers greater rights

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • April 28 2008

In December 2007 the French Parliament adopted new legislation to develop competition for the benefit of consumers

Paris court applies US fair use law to Google Image search

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • August 31 2008

In this case, the French Civil Court held that US law will apply in a copyright infringement case, even though the party suing was a French organisation

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
  • -
  • August 31 2008

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

French Supreme Court refers Google AdWords questions to European Court of Justice

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • European Union, France
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  • August 31 2008

The French Cour de Cassation has recently referred to the European Court of Justice several questions concerning the use of Google AdWords

French Supreme Court authorises online bookstores to offer free delivery to their customers

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • August 31 2008

Under a French law dating from 1981, online book stores have been unable to offer free delivery, as such offers have been considered to be bonuses which are illegal