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Competition & Antitrust

The Paris Court of Appeal recently overturned a Competition Authority decision which considered marketing agreements between competitors to have no anti-competitive purpose. The claimants were entitled to argue that they had been encouraged to group together in joint marketing structures in order to meet demand which had become national as a result of calls for tenders launched by mass-market retailers.

Media & Entertainment

The rules regulating good-faith sports news coverage have been criticised by the holders of rights in sporting events, which argued that such rules gave overly broad broadcasting rights to television news channels for free. The Superior Audiovisual Council recently issued a new decision which aims to strike a balance between public interest considerations, editorial freedom and legitimate business concerns.

A new government order has been issued to adapt the IP Code to the digital age. Following the amendments, publishing contracts will now distinguish printed editions from digital editions of literary works. Further, a new decree extends to all authors and publishers the Code of Practice on the application of the new terms signed by the Permanent Council of Writers and the National Publishers Association.

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