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Appeal court upholds eBay's liability, but reduces damages
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • September 22 2010

In an ongoing dispute between eBay and French luxury brand owners the LVMH group, on 30th June 2008 LVMH and several LVMH group companies obtained a strong victory through three decisions of the Paris Commercial Court


Social networking site ordered to remove illegal content and provide identification data about the author
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • June 15 2010

On 13 April 2010, Facebook was ordered by the Paris Court of First Instance to (i) promptly remove a picture of a bishop who was the target of a Facebook group and (ii) provide identification data identifying the author of the allegedly defamatory content


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


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


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


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


Travel websites held liable for unfair practices
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • January 12 2012

On 4 October 2011, the Paris Court held three travel websites liable for unfair practices for posting misleading information on their websites regarding the availability of hotel rooms


Google Books infringes French copyrights, but not trademarks
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • February 3 2010

The Paris High Court has found Google Inc liable for copyright infringement just as it is about to launch its new service, Google Editions, allowing consumers to purchase books that they have previewed on Google Books


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