Fairness Rocks News Paris tribunal guts Twitter’s T&Cs… including the copyright clause for user-generated content

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Author: Mathilde Pavis

Date: September 26, 2018

Original Source: The IPKat

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Paris tribunal guts Twitter’s T&Cs… including the copyright clause for user-generated content

Have you ever found yourself clicking– ‘Yes I agree to these terms & conditions’, without actually reading them? Probably yes [everyone does it…even lawyers]. Did that include your registration with Twitter? If so, you may not have realized that you agreed to a licence allowing Twitter (and its partners) to use at will any of the copyright-protected content you created and uploaded on their site. But not to worry, the Paris Tribunal, in a 236-page-long decision, “righted wrongs” last month by going over Twitter’s terms and conditions with a [very] fine-tooth coomb (see for the decision in French language: Tribunal de Grande Instance, Décision du 07 août 2018, 1/4 social N° RG 14/07300). The tribunal’s review declared ‘null and void’ most of the clauses challenged by the claimant, including the contract’s copyright licensing provisions for user-generated content. 

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