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Are German shepherds more obedient than French poodles?

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • France, Germany
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  • August 25 2012

Perhaps

Streaming music website ordered to pay 1 million in damages

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • June 15 2011

The Court of Appeal of Paris has confirmed a court decision sentencing the creators of "radioblobclub.fr", a website for streaming music, to pay 1 million in damages to two collecting societies as a result of their "unlawful exploitation of musical works" without first securing from the rights holders the rights to stream

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

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

Advertisers on piracy websites are not accomplices to copyright infringement

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • 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

Decree specifies the characteristics of the “carte musique jeune”

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • January 6 2011

The Government has published in the Official Gazette the decree establishing the "carte musique jeune", the sale of which began on 28 October 2010 (Decree

French courts ordered to block and delist 16 streaming websites

  • White & Case LLP
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  • France
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  • January 11 2014

Last November, French courts have, for the first time, ordered to block entire video streaming websites based on specific laws against copyright

The High Court of Paris dismisses suit by collecting society against video sharing site

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • France
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  • July 19 2011

The High Court of Paris has rejected a legal action for alleged "acts of infringement" initiated by the Civil Society of Phonogram Producers in France (SPPF), the French collecting society managing the rights of independent record producers, against YouTube

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