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Facebook: French courts are competent to rule over a user’s complaint despite exclusive US jurisdiction in Facebook terms

A French school teacher filed a lawsuit against Facebook in Paris after the social network had blocked his account in 2011. The reason to inactivate the account was a post of a picture of Gustave Courbet’s famous painting „L’Origine du Monde“ – a depiction of nude female intimacy from the 19th century. In its recent decision, the Parisian appellate court held that French courts are competent to d…

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