The French Competition Authority imposes interim measures against a research engine suspected to abuse of its dominance by infringing the law relating to neighbouring rights (Google)

Neighbouring rights: the Autorité has granted requests for urgent interim measures presented by press publishers and the news agency AFP (Agence France Presse)* It requires Google to negotiate with publishers and news agencies the remuneration due to them under the law relating to neighbouring rights for the re-use of their protected contents. Background Following a complaint lodged in November 2019 by several unions representing press publishers (Syndicat des éditeurs de la presse magazine, l’Alliance de la presse d’information générale) and Agence France-Presse (AFP) of practices implemented by Google on the occasion of the entry into force of the law of 24 July 2019 on neighbouring rights, the Autorité de la concurrence today orders interim measures in the context of the urgent interim

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority imposes interim measures against a research engine suspected to abuse of its dominance by infringing the law relating to neighbouring rights (Google), 9 April 2020, e-Competitions April 2020, Art. N° 94250

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