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Google declares “non!” to French Privacy regulator’s demands that Google apply the “Right to be Forgotten” worldwide
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • European Union, France
  • August 24 2015

In an expected but controversial move, Google has rejected a demand by the French Data Privacy authority CNIL to apply the European "Right to be


From the right to be forgotten to the right to an “e-reputation’’: first enforceability ordered by French court under penalty
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • European Union, France
  • December 16 2014

A few months after the European Court of Justice ruled on May 13, 2014 that search engines are considered personal data controllers under the EU Data


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


Right to be forgotten: new enforcement trends and perspectives
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • France
  • August 4 2015

For the first time in France since the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) Costeja v. Google case, which enshrined the so-called “right to be


The liability of service providers in the information society. Reflections about the judgment of the European Court of Justice delivered on 23 March 2010 in joined cases C-236 to 238 08 Google v Louis Vuitton and others before the CJ (formerly ECJ)
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • June 21 2010

The liability of the company Google France as provider of data storage services online is analysed in the recent Judgment of the CJ in cases C-23608, C-23708 and C-23808


Selective distribution for cosmetics and EU competition rules on online sales
  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
  • European Union, France
  • March 16 2011

On March 3 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Ján Mazák issued a nonbinding opinion on Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique SAS v Président de l'Autorité de la Concurrence and Ministre de l'Économie, de l'Industrie et de l'Emploi (Case C-43909


Google held liable for copyright infringement for bulk scanning of books
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • France
  • February 28 2010

The Paris Court of First Instance's third chamber has ruled that Google Inc.’s bulk scanning of books for its Google Book Search website, done without permission from copyright holders, infringed the copyrights on hundreds of French books


A new ruling by the French data protection authority: is the right to be forgotten crossing the Atlantic to the U.S.?
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • France, USA
  • June 24 2015

France’s data protection authority, the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (“CNIL”), has ordered Google to delist several


Measures to limit online copyright infringement
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, France
  • November 19 2012

The creative industries argue that piracy costs the industry £400m a year in lost revenue


Magazine fined for encouraging illegal downloads
  • Nomos
  • France
  • July 30 2015

The August and September issues of Téléchargement ("Download") magazine included several references that promoted software enabling illegal