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TW Play - December 2016
  • Taylor Wessing
  • France
  • November 25 2016

On 7 October 2016, a new law called the “Digital Republic Act” was enacted in France


Netflix marches into Europe
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • France
  • November 5 2014

The American video streaming service Netflix has completed the first phase of its European expansion, with launches in France, Germany, Austria


Take down, stay down: Paris Court of Appeal confirms hosting providers have no general monitoring obligation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • July 15 2013

In a recent decision dated 21 June 2013, the Paris Court of Appeal endorsed the reasoning adopted a year ago by the French Supreme Court in three


“Toubon Law” 20 years on: the cyber economy and France’s law on the mandatory use of the French language
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • France
  • February 1 2015

In 1994, France implemented a law, known as the "Toubon Law" after France's then-minister of Culture, Jacques Toubon, to preserve the French language


Supreme Court confirms use of competitor's trademark as keyword
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • June 3 2013

The Supreme Court has reaffirmed that a company is allowed to use a competitor's trademark as a keyword in Google's AdWords service, holding that


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


A free internet once again for France?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • France
  • January 9 2013

At the start of this year, the second-largest French ISP, Free, took the surprising decision to release an update for its customers which allowed them to


Batter up! New decree implements France's three strikes law
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • France
  • August 14 2010

On July 27, the French government published Decree No. 2010-872, which establishes procedures for implementing a controversial "three strikes" Internet piracy law


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


Facebook steps in, with the French government, against cyberbullying
  • Ichay & Mullenex Avocats
  • France
  • May 5 2011

On April 12, 2011, Eric Debarieux officially provided his report on harassment in school to the Education Minister, Luc Chatel