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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 courts ordered to block and delist 16 streaming websites
  • White & Case LLP
  • France
  • January 11 2014

Last November, French courts have, for the first time, ordered to block entire video streaming websites based on specific laws against copyright

Cierre de webs de descarga ilegal
  • Abril Abogados
  • France, Spain, USA
  • January 31 2014

Si hace unos meses era IsoHunt quien llegaba a un Acuerdo con la patronal de la industria cinematografica de EEUU, la Motion Picture

Are German shepherds more obedient than French poodles?
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • France, Germany
  • August 25 2012


France - SACEM, Universal Music and YouTube agreement on the remuneration of authors
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • April 30 2013

On 3 April 2013, the French music collecting society SACEM, Universal Music Publishing International and YouTube have announced to have entered into

French court orders the blockade on The Pirate Bay
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 14 2015

France has become the latest of a long list of countries to have blocked access to The Pirate Bay website following a ruling of the Paris Court

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

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

Copyright infringement by digitalization of photos by press agency without explicit authorization?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • July 20 2012

The First Civil Chamber of the French Supreme Court rendered a decision on the digitalization of photos by a press agency without express authorization from the photographer

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