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Google faces French copyright fine for not removing infringing videos

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • France
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  • March 24 2011

Less than two weeks after Attorney-General Robert McLelland flagged the expansion of Australia's safe-harbour protections to include user-generated content distributors such as Google and Yahoo!, a Paris appeals court has found that Google infringed the copyrights of three documentary producers and an unidentified photographer, despite the availability of a similar 'mere conduit' defence under the European Directive on Electronic Commerce