Off-line Browsing Under French Law

Off-line Web browsers make it possible to download web pages, and all associated graphics on the user’s hard drive for viewing off-line. Many of these browsers also enablea user to follow links from specified pages. Off-line browsers are thus very useful for people who have limited time on-line, or who just want to save a particularly good web page. However, the use of off-line browsers might be prohibited under French copyright law.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

On what legal basis might off-line browsing constitute a violation of copyright law?
When does off-line browsing might constitute a violation of the law?


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