The French Competition Authority calls for comments on the proposed commitments made by a Big Tech search engine to allay abuse of dominance concerns in the publishing industry (Google)

Google proposes commitments as part of the investigation into the merits of the related rights case. The Autorité submits them for public consultation*Background Following on from the interim procedure that led to the adoption of interim measures in April 2020, the Autorité continued its investigation into the merits of the case relating to the conditions of implementation by Google of the Law of 24 July 2019 aimed at creating a related right for the benefit of press agencies and publishers. As part of this examination on the merits, the Investigation Services considered that Google was likely to have abused its dominant position in the generalist search services market by imposing unfair and discriminatory settlement conditions on publishers and news agencies, and by circumventing the

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