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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


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


Organisation in charge of collecting the private copying levy held liable for damages
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 28 2012

Since France's rate for the private copy levy is one of the highest in Europe, Rueducommerce, an e-commerce website, argued that it lost customers because online merchants located in other EU Member States which do not have such a levy system can sell their goods at a lower price compared to online merchants located in France


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


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


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


Search engines for real estate advertisements deemed lawful
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • May 3 2012

Several websites (the Websites) have been sued for automatically listing real estate advertisements posted on other websites and providing links to the web pages where the advertisements are posted


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


Company held liable for CEO's negative comments on Twitter
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • November 10 2011

In a decision dated 26 July 2011, the Paris Commercial Court penalised the company Zlio for the defamation committed by its CEO against a service provider on Twitter


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