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Advocate General provides opinion in the Google France Adwords cases
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, France
  • November 19 2009

The Advocate General has released his opinion in the Google Adwords cases being brought in the French courts


Website hosting provider considered an editor
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 29 2010

The French Supreme Court (the Cour de Cassation) has confirmed the position of the Court of Appeal, which ruled that by placing advertising spaces on personal web pages, Tiscali, a French website hosting provider, qualifies as an editor of content and is, therefore, fully responsible for such content


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


Jurisdiction in online infringement cases: “substantial link” theory confirmed
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 28 2009

In Ferrara v Ministère public (Case 07-87.281, 9th September 2008) the Criminal Chamber of the French Supreme Court has confirmed the applicability of the “substantial link” theory in criminal cases involving the infringement of IP rights on foreign websites


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


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 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


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


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