The Right To Quote On The Internet Under French Law

Under French law, it is prohibited to reproduce any work without the consent of the author of this work. However, once the work has been disclosed, short quotations are authorized. With the Internet, the possibilities of quoting other people’s works are endless, and so are the related risks. It is therefore important to know the requirements associated with the right to quote.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What legal requirements apply to the use of a quotation?
What constitutes a “short” quotation under Article L 122-5 of the Intellectual Property Code?
What further requirements apply to the use of a quotation?

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