French law courts can’t ban Mosley video

FIA President Max Mosley has been dealt a further blow by the French courts who have told him that they have no powers to ban the News of the World s video from being shown on the internet.

Despite a similar judgement by English law courts, Mosley had filed legal action in France in the hope of getting the video banned from being shown in the country. France has stricter privacy laws than England therefore Mosley hoped that his legal action would be successful.

The Paris court ruled that it was unable to block the video from being shown on the internet, however the photographs that had been printed in the paper version of the newspaper were in violation of privacy laws therefore and copies available in France had to be withdrawn by the newspaper.