CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS - AUDIOVISUAL - FRANCE - NOTICE - LEGALITY OF THE DECISION

Notice: The French Supreme Administrative Court validates a formal notice pronounced by the French Audiovisual Council (C8)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In the action before us (CE, 4 December 2017, No 407463, Société C8, [formerly D8]), television channel C8 brought an action before the Conseil d'État seeking annulment, on the ground of misuse of powers, of Decision No 2016-872 of 23 November 2016 by which the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) warned it to comply, in future, with the provisions of Article 3-1 of Law No 86-1067 of 30 September 1986 (JORF No 0296 of 21 December 2016). Such a referral may raise questions, as the formal notice is not, as such, a sanction. However, the whole point of this appeal is that formal notice is the sine qua non condition for sanction, as recalled by the French High

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Hubert Delzangles, Sébastien Martin, Notice: The French Supreme Administrative Court validates a formal notice pronounced by the French Audiovisual Council (C8), 4 December 2017, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 86171, pp. 174-176

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