US / France legal update. Law and Internet services: What should you remember about 2011? What will 2012 bring?

2011 was a year full of major developments affecting the creation, hosting or development of Internet services and applications. Whether your company is an e-commerce player, is considering the creation of an internal social network, or is looking to improve its visibility on the web, we suggest that you start 2012 by reviewing together the developments in this fast moving area in Europe and the US which present both opportunities and risks:

  • the opening of applications for "new gTLDs" domain names on January 12th, 2012
  • the new rules about "cookies" (ordinance of August 24th, 2011)
  • French case law about blocking illegal websites
  • the Hadopi after one year of existence and the launch of its US equivalent
  • the new regulatory framework for electronic money 
  • the French and EU case law about hosting provider liability

Hogan Lovells invites you to an exclusive seminar organized by some of the firm's lawyers, recognized in their respective specialities: 

David Taylor, Partner from the Paris office, will discuss the risks and opportunities presented by the impending launch of new gTLDs and the application window opening on January 12th, 2012,

Winston Maxwell, Partner from the Paris office, will introduce the recent developments in terms of personal data and website blocking and will assess the actions of the Hadopi after one year of existence,

Zenas Choi, Partner from the Washington office, will discuss the recent developments in the United States about the launch of a graduated response regime (PROTECT IP Act),

Sébastien Gros, Counsel from the Paris office, will give an update on developments in the area of electronic money,

Christine Gateau, Partner from the Paris office, will review the latest case law dealing with hosting providers, their legal status as well as their obligations.

The Hogan Lovells Technology, Media and Telecoms' practice is recognised as a leader both in France and globally, providing advice across many areas including regulatory advice, competition, commercial contracts, intellectual property, and dispute resolution combined with a deep knowledge of the relevant industry sectors. In a constantly changing industry, this approach makes us able to offer a high-added-value service to our clients. 

This seminar will be held in French or English depending on the presentations and will be followed by a cocktail reception. There is no fee for this program.

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