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LIABILITY: French courts rule on liability of ISPs for the cost of blocking access to pirate websites


SFR and Others v. Association of Cinema Producers and others, Court of Cassation, 6 July 2017 (C100909)

The French Court of Cassation recently approved a judgment of the Court of Appeals of Paris which analysed the balance of interest between the right of ISPs to carry out their business and the protection of intellectual property rights, finding that ISPs should be expected to bear the costs of blocking access to pirate websites.

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