Dailymotion fined for TF1 copyright infringement

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has welcomed a decision by the Paris Court of Appeal to multiply by five the penalty imposed on video sharing site Dailymotion for infringing the copyright of TF1 and news service LCI.

The decision relates to a legal action dating from 2007. The Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance found in favour of the complainants in 2012, ahead of the latest judgment.

Dailymotion has now been ordered to pay a fine of €1.3 million (US$1.6 million) to TF1, LCI, TF1 Video and e-TF1.

The court found that Dailymotion had failed to take action against users identified by TF1 as engaged in illegal posting of its content online.

It also found that Dailymotion had enabled unfair and parasitical competition to e-TF1, which manages the broadcaster’s web activities.

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