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The High Court of Paris dismisses suit by collecting society against video sharing site
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • 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


Whistleblowing systems: the CNIL takes a new step toward more flexibility
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • February 19 2014

On 30 January 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) issued a deliberation no. 2014-042, once again modifying the deliberation no


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


Advertisers on piracy websites are not accomplices to copyright infringement
  • Baker McKenzie
  • 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


French administrative court confirms CNIL decision sanctioning violation of "right to be forgotten" by online case law database
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • July 8 2015

On 23 March 2015, the Conseil d'Etat, the highest administrative court in France and the court of appeal for CNIL's decisions, confirmed a CNIL


Streaming music website ordered to pay 1 million in damages
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • 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


Breach of non-disclosure agreement and unfair competition
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • June 28 2011

Net Innovations developed a software program with functionalities that were similar to the software belonging to Kaolink


Court upholds imprisonment and fine of administrator of BitTorrent website
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • October 25 2011

Following a complaint by the French rights holder group, SACEM, in June 2008, police arrested the administrator of two BitTorrent related sites - torrentnews.net, a links forum, and torrent-public-center.com, a meta-search engine


Supreme Court ruling on jurisdiction over online transactions
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • July 14 2011

In a decision involving the e-trading platform eBay, the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court (the Supreme Court) ruled that the mere ability to access a website in France is not enough for French courts to have competent jurisdiction over the website


Creator of French bittorrent website TorrentNews loses appeal
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • July 14 2011

The Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence has upheld the decision of the Court of First Instance and sentenced the creator of the website TorrentNews to a four-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 20,000 for copyright piracy