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Measures to limit online copyright infringement

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • 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

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

France shifts away from three-strikes internet ban policy

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
  • -
  • October 16 2013

In July 2013 the French government decided to abandon the anti-piracy policy that threatened persistent offenders with internet disconnection. In

Advertisers on piracy websites are not accomplices to copyright infringement

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
  • -
  • April 12 2011

The French Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals and dismissed the claim of copyright holders that the advertisers on piracy websites should be considered accomplices to copyright infringement

Search engine not liable for linking to database

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • April 18 2011

On 1 February 2011, in a case involving the owner of a real estate advertising database and the operator of a search engine, the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris ruled that the defendant's search engine, which selects advertisements from the claimant's real estate advertising database and ranks them on the basis of a set criteria, does not engage in extraction from a database under intellectual property law

Copyright infringement by digitalization of photos by press agency without explicit authorization?

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • July 20 2012

The First Civil Chamber of the French Supreme Court rendered a decision on the digitalization of photos by a press agency without express authorization from the photographer

France - SACEM, Universal Music and YouTube agreement on the remuneration of authors

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
  • -
  • April 30 2013

On 3 April 2013, the French music collecting society SACEM, Universal Music Publishing International and YouTube have announced to have entered into

Google’s legal challenges will have a ripple effect

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
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  • France, USA
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  • April 13 2011

Google’s influence is pervasive, and the outcomes of the many legal actions pending against the company will reverberate in many quarters

HADOPI, full steam ahead!

  • Ichay & Mullenex Avocats
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  • France
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  • October 7 2010

From the implementation of the law on May 12, 2009, the High Authority for Dissemination of Works and Protection of Rights on the Internet (HADOPI) has been preparing the procedure to fight piracy, promoting legal online sales and warning pirates about the consequences of being caught illegally downloading protected content

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