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Posted in Copyright, Digital Single Market (EU) Dr. Nils RauerEva VonauCamille Pecnard

Webinar recording: Digital Single Market – The New European Copyright

On Friday, 23 September 2016, we held a well-received webinar on the Commission’s latest package of legislative initiatives in the copyright environment. This included a concise review and summary of the six draft directives, draft regulations, communications and impact assessments the commission has bundled in its “Second Copyright Package” as published on 14 September 2016. Specifically, we touched … Continue Reading

Posted in Broadcasting, Internet Winston MaxwellCamille Pecnard

French Court: Important ruling on ‘must carry’ override issue in real-time streaming case

Leaving in place the lower court’s €1million damages award, the Paris Court of Appeals recently held that the live streaming website “PlayTV” infringed both the broadcaster’s “neighboring rights” in the broadcast, and the copyright in the underlying programs. This part of the decision is not a surprise. It confirms that picking up broadcast signals, and making the programs available via … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, Policy & Regulation Camille Pecnard

France: A first! – Approval by the Council of State (“Conseil d’Etat”) of the scales relating to the remuneration for private copying established by the Commission Copie Privée.

Much awaited by rights holders and members of the industry alike, the Council of State (the French highest administrative court) rendered, on 19 November 2014, two decisions approving the remuneration scales established by decisions No. 14 of 9 February 2012 and No. 15 of 14 December 2012 of the French Committee provided for by Article L. 311-5 of the French … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, e-commerce, Entertainment & Content, Internet, Policy & Regulation Camille PecnardPauline Faron

Paris Court of Appeal orders video-sharing website Dailymotion to pay substantial damages for failure to promptly remove infringing content

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 than 1,2 million Euros in damages to the French TV channel TF1 and other stakeholders on the grounds that Dailymotion did not promptly remove around 60 videos unlawfully made available online in breach of TF1’s … Continue Reading

Posted in Copyright, Policy & Regulation Camille PecnardJules Fabre

France – a proposal for new laws in the field of copyright and cultural heritage

On 22 October 2014, Fleur Pellerin, the French minister of culture and communication presented a proposal for a law adapting French law to EU law in the field of copyright and cultural heritage (the “Proposal”).

More specifically, the Proposal aims to implement provisions of three EU directives: (i) Directive 2011/77/EU on the term of protection of copyright;[1] (ii) Directive … Continue Reading

Posted in Telecoms & Broadband Camille Pecnard

Proposals for Amendments by the European Commission of the European Trade Mark Law

The European Commission published a press release announcing a reform of the European trade mark regime, amending both the European directive n°2008/95/EC to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks and the regulation n°207/2009 on the Community trade mark (I). One of the key issues dealt by these proposals relates to goods in transit (II). 

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Posted in Copyright, Internet, Telecoms & Broadband Camille PecnardVincent Denoyelle

Copyright Levies In France – The Saga Continues…

There have been new developments in France in the copyright levies saga.  The French Conseil Constitutionnel (“Constitutional Court”) and the Private Copy Commission issued new decisions which – whilst providing useful clarification – are unlikely to bring to a close heated debates on this issue.

The issue of copyright levies in France is one that has given rise to considerable … Continue Reading