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Court of Appeal dismisses application questioning constitutionality of the online gaming law
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • November 25 2011

In a decision dated 28 June 2011, the Paris Court of Appeal refused to admit the application for a priority preliminary ruling on the issue of constitutionality (question prioritaire de constitutionnalité or QPC) raised by Darty Telecom regarding Articles 61 and 69 of the Law dated 12 May 2010 concerning the opening of the market of online gaming


Suspended sentence for the creation of a fake social networking profile
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • November 25 2011

The Auxerre Court penalised a fifty-four year old man to a five-month suspended sentence for creating a fake profile on a social networking site and a fine of 410 to compensate his victim


Court decides case on "identical" price comparison websites
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • November 25 2011

A summary judgment of the Paris Commercial Court dated 6 July 2011 ruled that two price comparison travel websites could co-exist and the presence of identical raw data such as flights and hotel deals on both websites did not amount to unfair competition


Sentence imposed for "camcording"
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • May 31 2012

On 12 January 2012, the Criminal Court of Dax sentenced a "camcording" pirate to nine months in prison (subject to reprieve) and to pay 373,500 in damages


Paris court gives full effect to an indemnification clause in a cloud computing agreement
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • November 17 2011

In a decision dated 12 July 2011, the Commercial Court of Paris rendered a decision in favour of a provider of cloud computing services


Scope of the authorisation to broadcast a person's image
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • May 11 2012

The French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) has rendered a decision relating to the scope of the authorisation to broadcast a person's image under French contract law


Fine imposed for disparaging former employer online
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 16 2012

Believing his dismissal was unjustified, a former employee of an insurance company created a new social networking profile and used a pseudonym to disparage his former employer


Blocking of unregulated gambling sites
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • May 17 2012

Decree No. 2011-2122 (the Decree), which sets out the framework for application of Article 61 of Law No. 2010-476 of 12 May 2010 on the introduction of competition and sector regulation of gambling and online gambling, was published on 30 December 2011


Web hosting provider must respond to a data subject's request for deletion
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • May 17 2012

The Court of Appeals of Montpellier ruled that an individual using a pseudonym on a public forum may request the web hosting provider of that forum to delete information about his real identity on the basis of Law No. 78- 17 of 6 January 1978 (the French Data Privacy Law


Douai Court of Appeal condemns company for abusive indexing
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 19 2012

A company, Saveur Bière, created numerous websites whose sole purpose was to link to the main website of the company