The Risks Related To Linking And Framing In France

Linking and framing are neither regulated under European law nor under French law. As a consequence, French courts are struggling to define which types of linking are presumably admissible, and what sanctions apply to the websites displaying illegal linking. This case-by-case approach does not provide websites’ owners with much legal certainty. Websites’ owners should therefore have a very cautious approach to linking if they are subject to the jurisdiction of French Courts.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the different types of links?
What types of links are authorized?
What should a website’s owner do in order to prevent unauthorized linking?
What rights may be infringed by linking and what sanctions apply?

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