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French Supreme Court: Internet intermediaries must pay for blocking measures against illegal streaming websites

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. 040/2016) which held that Internet intermediaries must bear the costs for implementing blocking measures against illegal streaming websites.

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Article L. 336-2 of the French intellectual property Code (“IPC”) allows … Continue Reading

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French Supreme Court: Google did not abuse dominant position

On 16 April 2013, the French Supreme Court upheld the Paris Court of Appeals decision of 16 November 2011, thus confirming that Google did not abuse its dominant position.

E-Kanopi is a French company that runs a search engine as well as thematic sites providing information on various topics: weather, companies’ financial data, phone listings and pensions. E-Kanopi subscribed to … Continue Reading