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Search engine exempt from liability
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • April 4 2011

On 26 January 2011, the Paris Court of Appeal ruled that "Google Images" is an information society service and thus benefits from the exemption from liability provided for under the LCEN for internet intermediaries


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


Advertising does not affect the status of hosting provider
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • January 21 2011

The Paris Court of Appeal has confirmed, once again, Dailymotion's status as a hosting provider


Decree specifies the characteristics of the “carte musique jeune”
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • 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


Search engine held liable by Paris Court of Appeal for copyright infringement
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • May 4 2011

In four decisions dated 14 January 2011, the Paris Court of Appeal held Google Inc. and Google France liable for copyright infringement and ordered them to pay an aggregate sum of 510,000


Three authorities may be merged
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • March 29 2011

During a public speech, the Minister for the Digital Economy declared that he wished to unify the three authorities in charge of audiovisual (CSA), telecommunications (Acrep) and radio frequency (ANFR) into one authority


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


Court prevents music company from pulling out songs from online music service
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • November 3 2011

In a summary judgment dated 5 September 2011, the Paris Court rejected Universal's request to order Deezer, an online music service, to remove all of Universal's songs from Deezer's free music catalogue


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


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