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French court finds Google has editorial control over AdWords advertising
  • Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
  • France
  • December 13 2011

On November 14 2011 the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris (TGI) ruled against Google France and Google Ireland, finding that their AdWords service allowed a company to use an individual’s name as a keyword to trigger links to an article and photographs that infringed the individual’s rights to private life


France launches ambitious “digital plan”
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • October 30 2008

On October 20, 2008 the French government announced sweeping measures to make France a leading digital economy by 2012


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


France's 'Loi Sapin' is extended to digital media
  • Taylor Wessing
  • France
  • November 5 2015

A French law introduced in 1993 to instill transparency into media buying, the 'Loi Sapin', has been extended to digital advertising and media. The


Paris Court of Appeal orders video-sharing website Dailymotion to pay substantial damages for failure to promptly remove infringing content
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • December 16 2014

In a recent decision of the Paris Court of Appeal dated 2 December 2014, the French video-sharing website Dailymotion was held liable to pay more


French court finds that Google Books infringes copyright in France
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • France
  • January 23 2010

Last month, in Editions du Seuil, et al., v. Google Inc., the Paris Court of First Instance ruled that Google’s digital book project infringed the copyrights of French books, and ordered Google to remove posted excerpts of French titles and to pay 300,000 ($428,535) in damages and interest to two publishers of the French group La Martinière


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


Médiamétrie interferes with the management of media groups' trademarks on the internet
  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
  • France
  • January 6 2014

With its new audience measuring system, Médiamétrie (a company specializing in audience monitoring and media market surveys in


Surveiller sa marque parmi les AdWords ? Avantages, risques et enjeux au regard de l'arrêt de la Cour de cassation du 14052013 et de l'ordonnance du TGI de Paris en date du 20062013
  • INLEX IP EXPERTISE
  • France
  • October 4 2013

Par voie d’ordonnance et d’arrêt, les juridictions françaises ont récemment apporté un nouvel éclairage sur l’opportunité de surveiller sa marque


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