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French Supreme Court: Internet intermediaries must pay for blocking measures against illegal streaming websites
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • August 3 2017

On 6 July 2017, the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) confirmed a decision of the Paris Court of Appeal dated 15 March 2016 (RG No. 0402016


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


Five legal consequences of going “all-in” with social platforms
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • April 25 2017

According to a 2016 study published by Eurostat, the statistical body of the European Commission, 39 of EU companies now use social media to


La CNIL ne peut publier une sanction sans limite de durée
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • November 3 2016

Le Conseil d’État a annulé une décision de sanction de la CNIL pour avoir prononcé la publication d’une sanction sans limitation de durée. CE, 10ème -


Implementing decrees for e-sport competition in France
  • Osborne Clarke
  • France
  • August 3 2017

Bearing in mind the huge economic and legal impacts of e-sport (representing a worldwide market of around 600 millions of dollars with a growth rate


A French court orders a Swiss company selling French game tickets over the Internet to prevent French Internet users from accessing part of its websites
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • France
  • August 4 2014

On April 10, 2014, the Court of First Instance of Paris found that VIAGOGO, a Swiss company operating a website selling sports tickets on the


“Toubon Law” 20 years on: the cyber economy and France’s law on the mandatory use of the French language
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • France
  • February 1 2015

In 1994, France implemented a law, known as the "Toubon Law" after France's then-minister of Culture, Jacques Toubon, to preserve the French language


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


Supreme Court confirms use of competitor's trademark as keyword
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • June 3 2013

The Supreme Court has reaffirmed that a company is allowed to use a competitor's trademark as a keyword in Google's AdWords service, holding that


Take down, stay down: Paris Court of Appeal confirms hosting providers have no general monitoring obligation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • July 15 2013

In a recent decision dated 21 June 2013, the Paris Court of Appeal endorsed the reasoning adopted a year ago by the French Supreme Court in three