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French court orders the blockade on The Pirate Bay
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 14 2015

France has become the latest of a long list of countries to have blocked access to The Pirate Bay website following a ruling of the Paris Court


No reduced VAT rate for downloadable, streamable e-books
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, France, Luxembourg
  • July 31 2015

In March 2015, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled infringement procedures against France and Luxembourg (cases C-47913 and C-50213). In


French Supreme Court upholds right of company to access an employee's emails
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 9 2011

Confirming a line of French decisions, the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) has rendered a decision on whether an employer may access its employee's emails in the workplace


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


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


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


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


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


Supreme Court ruling on jurisdiction over online transactions
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 14 2011

In a decision involving the e-trading platform eBay, the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court (the Supreme Court) ruled that the mere ability to access a website in France is not enough for French courts to have competent jurisdiction over the website


Creator of French bittorrent website TorrentNews loses appeal
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 14 2011

The Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence has upheld the decision of the Court of First Instance and sentenced the creator of the website TorrentNews to a four-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 20,000 for copyright piracy