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Online copyright infringement: when Google images finally meets French law
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 9 2011

While Google’s exemption from liability for trademark infringement through its AdWords service has now been well established by the Supreme Court, the situation with regard to copyright infringement remains more uncertain. The latest service to be considered is the Google Images search, in regard to which the Paris Court of Appeal recently issued a long-awaited ruling


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


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


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


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


Online betting website blocked in France
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 4 2011

The French Online Gaming Regulatory Authority (ARJEL) has initiated a legal action before the High Court of Paris requesting internet service providers (ISPs) to block the online betting website "5Dimes", which is hosted in Costa Rica


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


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


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