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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


13 complaints before the ECtHR against France and its Surveillance Law
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, France
  • April 25 2016

In July 2015, France passed a new law that regulated intelligence activities and provided a legal framework for intelligence agencies to implement


Online betting website blocked in France
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 4 2011

The French Online Gaming Regulatory Authority (ARJEL) has initiated a legal action before the High Court of Paris requesting internet service providers (ISPs) to block the online betting website "5Dimes", which is hosted in Costa Rica


Supreme Court rules on employer's access to employee's "personal" files on company-issued computers
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 4 2010

The Labour chamber of the French Supreme Court ruled that an employer is entitled to open an employee's file stored on the employee's computer, which is not clearly marked as personal


Deep linking may not constitute copyright infringement
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 2 2010

The Court of First Instance of Nanterre has ruled that a web portal that provides a deep link to the website of a software developer where the latter's software can be downloaded does not constitute copyright infringement


Search engine not liable for linking to database
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • 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


Social networking site ordered to remove illegal content and provide identification data about the author
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • June 15 2010

On 13 April 2010, Facebook was ordered by the Paris Court of First Instance to (i) promptly remove a picture of a bishop who was the target of a Facebook group and (ii) provide identification data identifying the author of the allegedly defamatory content


Changing position of the Paris High Court on suggested search queries
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • December 7 2010

In a decision given in summary proceedings in July 2010, the Paris High Court (TGI Paris) ruled that Google was not liable when its Google Suggest service associated the word "fraud" with a company's name


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


Creation of fake social networking profile infringes privacy
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • February 22 2011

The French High Court of Paris (TGI) sentenced an internet user who created a fake profile of a famous French comedian to pay a 1,500 fine and 2,500 in damages