The French Competition Authority issues interim measures requiring a big tech company to negotiate in good faith with press publishers the terms and conditions for the re-use of their content (Google / Alliance)

On 9 April 2020, the French Competition Authority (the “FCA”) issued Decision n° 20-MC-01 relative à des demandes de mesures conservatoires présentées par le Syndicat des éditeurs de la presse magazine, l’Alliance de la presse d’information générale e.a. et l’Agence France-Presse ordering interim measures against Google LLC, Google Ireland Limited and Google France (“Google”) for the alleged abuse of its dominant position on the French market for general search services, contrary to Article L. 420-2 of the French Code of Commercial Law (“Code de commerce”) and Article 102 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”), as well as Article L. 420-2, paragraph 2 of the same which prohibits the abuse of economic dependence. The interim measures require Google to negotiate in good faith with

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Tim Kasten, The French Competition Authority issues interim measures requiring a big tech company to negotiate in good faith with press publishers the terms and conditions for the re-use of their content (Google / Alliance), 9 April 2020, e-Competitions April 2020, Art. N° 94719

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