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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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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 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


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