Historically, in France, the press industry benefited from a preferential treatment. Due to the specific nature of its activity and the importance of the freedom of the press, the undertakings operating in the press industry were not subject to the same rules as the other undertakings. In particular, the rules on the search of evidence of anticompetitive behaviour did not apply to that kind of undertakings. However, since 11 January, 2012, this regime seems no longer applicable. By seven judgments, the Criminal Chamber of the French Court of cassation puts an end to this preferential treatment and no longer considers the undertakings of the press industry as a specific category of undertakings.
The French Criminal Supreme Court puts an end to its preferential treatment having regard to the search for evidence of anticompetitive practices (Amaury)
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