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Advocate General's opinion in the three French Google keyword references
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • September 23 2009

The Advocate General delivered his widely anticipated opinion today in three references to the European Court of Justice involving whether the AdWords system operated by Google amounted to trade mark infringement


User-generated content and ISP liability in France
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 4 2009

The question of liability of internet service providers has become a crucial issue worldwide due in particular to the recent development of the web 2.0 and the increase in the popularity of peer to peer file sharing


Placing embedded videos on commercial website no longer free of charge
  • Bird & Bird
  • Netherlands
  • January 28 2009

Last year, BumaStemra, the Dutch music copyright organisation, started to send out invoices to hosts of private as well as of commercial websites which displayed embedded videos obliging them to pay EUR 26 and EUR 65 per month respectively for the displaying of these videos


The Competition Council requires Pierre Fabre to allow internet sales
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 23 2009

On 29 October 2008, the Competition Council condemned Pierre Fabre Dermo - Cosmétique (“Pierre Fabre”) for anti-competitive behaviour


Social networking - harmless fun or a threat to business security?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 1 2008

Social networking websites are perhaps the best-known brands in the so-called ‘Web 2.0 revolution’, which has put heavy emphasis on user-generated content on the internet


Online intermediary liability
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, USA
  • February 4 2009

The last 18 months has seen renewed interest in the liability position of online intermediaries and internet service providers


Rapidshare held liable for user generated content that infringed copyright
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • February 4 2009

In Germany it is an established principle that a host can be made liable to monitor user generated content that infringes copyright


Recent German court judgments question legitimacy of image searches
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • February 4 2009

In five parallel proceedings against Google and ISPs using search engines of different providers, the Hamburg Regional Court decided that an image search facility infringes German copyright law (308 O 4206, 308 O 24807, 308 O 11506, 308 O 11306, 308 O 40406


VAT rules for electronically supplied services
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • December 31 2008

As a result of the e-commerce VAT Directive (2002), the general VAT place of supply rule for services (namely that VAT arises where the supplier of the service is located) ceased to apply to e-commerce transactions such as the supply and hosting of web sites, the electronic supply of software and images, database access etc


The battle for a unified media market
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • January 8 2010

A common policy agenda for an efficient online media market is badly needed