CASE COMMENT: REGULATED SECTOR - ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - SUBSCRIPTION OF AN INTERNET OFFER

Telecommunications - Tying: The Paris Court of Appeal reverses the decision of the Commercial Court on the bundling between access to a sport channel and subscription of an Internet offer (France Telecom et Orange Sports / Free et Neuf Cegetel)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – CA Paris, ch. 5-5, May 14, 2009, France Telecom and Orange Sports v/ Free and Neuf Cegetel, RG 09/03360on appeal against T.Com. Paris, February 23, 2009, Free and Neuf Cegetel v/ France Telecom and Orange Sports RG 2008/078679 In a judgment dated February 23, 2009, the Paris Commercial Court ruled that the Orange Foot offer constituted a subordinated sale prohibited by article L. 122-1 C. Consumers . The Court had ordered France Telecom to cease making the Orange Foot subscription (which has since become the "Orange Sports" offer) conditional upon the subscription to an Orange Internet subscription. A panel of experts had also been appointed to assess

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Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Orion Berg, Telecommunications - Tying: The Paris Court of Appeal reverses the decision of the Commercial Court on the bundling between access to a sport channel and subscription of an Internet offer (France Telecom et Orange Sports / Free et Neuf Cegetel), 14 May 2009, Concurrences N° 3-2009, Art. N° 28156, pp. 132-133

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