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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


Media and political campaigns: from the era of free air time to that of free online advertising
  • Dentons
  • France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 5 2015

The increasing influence of Mass Media in political campaigns has been an issue of concern for campaign finance regulators worldwide during the past


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


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


French Supreme Court: Google did not abuse dominant position
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • June 3 2013

On 16 April 2013, the French Supreme Court upheld the Paris Court of Appeals decision of 16 November 2011, thus confirming that Google did not abuse


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


L’Oréal v. eBay: the Court of Justice of the European Union tightens liability of online marketplace operators the CJEU
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom
  • August 11 2011

The long awaited decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in L’Oréal v. eBay was handed down last month


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


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


Court finds hyperlinking may be subject to broadcaster's authorisation
  • Nomos
  • France
  • March 24 2016

On October 9 2014 the Paris Tribunal of First Instance issued an interesting ruling on French live streaming platform playtv.fr, which makes TV