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Creator of French bittorrent website TorrentNews loses appeal
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 14 2011

The Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence has upheld the decision of the Court of First Instance and sentenced the creator of the website TorrentNews to a four-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 20,000 for copyright piracy


The High Court of Paris dismisses suit by collecting society against video sharing site
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 19 2011

The High Court of Paris has rejected a legal action for alleged "acts of infringement" initiated by the Civil Society of Phonogram Producers in France (SPPF), the French collecting society managing the rights of independent record producers, against YouTube


HADOPI receives six new requests for labelling
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • July 19 2011

One of the responsibilities of the High Authority of Diffusion on Art Works and Protection of Rights on the Internet (HADOPI) is to ensure the development of a legal market for online content and to promote the lawful use of the copyrighted works over the internet


Streaming music website ordered to pay 1 million in damages
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • June 15 2011

The Court of Appeal of Paris has confirmed a court decision sentencing the creators of "radioblobclub.fr", a website for streaming music, to pay 1 million in damages to two collecting societies as a result of their "unlawful exploitation of musical works" without first securing from the rights holders the rights to stream


Breach of non-disclosure agreement and unfair competition
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • June 28 2011

Net Innovations developed a software program with functionalities that were similar to the software belonging to Kaolink


Decree specifies the characteristics of the “carte musique jeune”
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 6 2011

The Government has published in the Official Gazette the decree establishing the "carte musique jeune", the sale of which began on 28 October 2010 (Decree


HADOPI decrees published
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • October 19 2010

The Decree relating to the procedure applicable before the High Authority of Diffusion of the Artworks and Protection of Rights on Internet (HADOPI) Commission has been published in the Official Journal


Sentence imposed for "camcording"
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • May 31 2012

On 12 January 2012, the Criminal Court of Dax sentenced a "camcording" pirate to nine months in prison (subject to reprieve) and to pay 373,500 in damages


Organisation in charge of collecting the private copying levy held liable for damages
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 28 2012

Since France's rate for the private copy levy is one of the highest in Europe, Rueducommerce, an e-commerce website, argued that it lost customers because online merchants located in other EU Member States which do not have such a levy system can sell their goods at a lower price compared to online merchants located in France


French court permits enforcement of foreign judgment concerning illegal circumvention software
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • February 28 2011

The need is for lawyers who understand the process of procuring technology and technology related services