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Marre de la licence d’Oracle ? Vous n’êtes pas le seul.
  • Ulys
  • France
  • July 10 2017

La fait est assez rare pour être souligné : le Cigref (qui regroupe 140 grandes entreprises françaises) a publié une lettre ouverte à Oracle afin

Appeal court finds AFNIC not liable for failing to 'freeze' a domain name
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • December 19 2011

In October 2009 the French Association for Internet Names and Cooperation (AFNIC), the registry for the '.fr' country-code top-level domain, was ordered to pay compensation of 4,500 to the owner of the FRANCE LOTS trademark for failing to 'freeze' a domain name upon its request

Peer to peer (P2P) legislation
  • Abril Abogados
  • Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 13 2012

Since 2006, when the first European Regulation against illegal downloading was enacted by Finland, most of EU Member States have followed the example

MySpace considered as a publisher by a French tribunal and found liable for copyright infringement by its members
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • October 23 2007

On 22 June 2007, a French humorist successfully sued MySpace before the Paris first instance tribunal for infringement of his author’s rights and personality rights, as his name, image and some of his sketches were published on a MySpace webpage without his authorisation

French graduated response law passes constitutional hurdle
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • France
  • October 31 2009

Earlier this year, the French Assemblée Nationale produced a draft law that would have required Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to implement graduated response systems for subscribers found to be downloading copyright-protected materials over the Internet

Illegal internet file downloads under HADOPI 1 and 2
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 10 2010

In 2007 the French government requested a commission led by Denis Olivennes to broker an agreement between organisations representing the music and film industry and internet service providers on proposals to combat unlawful file-sharing

Jurisdiction in online infringement cases: “substantial link” theory confirmed
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • January 28 2009

In Ferrara v Ministère public (Case 07-87.281, 9th September 2008) the Criminal Chamber of the French Supreme Court has confirmed the applicability of the “substantial link” theory in criminal cases involving the infringement of IP rights on foreign websites

Internet counterfeit: recent divergent decisions in France and the US suggest a need for cooperation between rights holders and service providers
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France, USA
  • September 4 2008

With the advent of the Internet, counterfeiting activities are thriving on a worldwide scale, in spite of efforts to combat such activities made by global online service providers and rights holders

Ebay fined in Paris, vindicated in NY what now for "genuine fakes"?
  • Nabarro LLP
  • USA, France
  • August 20 2008

On 1 July 2008, a judge in Paris handed down the most significant judgment to date in the ongoing battle between Ebay and some of the world's most famous luxury brands

Two judgments of the Paris Civil Court of First Instance establish that Dailymotion is a hosting service provider
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • August 31 2008

In the last edition of the newsletter we considered the recent developments in the law relating to providers of hosting services