After the record fine of 1.1 billion euros against Apple,  the French Competition Authority continues to show a strong leadership in its fight against “Big Tech” — Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, the “GAFAs,” — by imposing interim measures on Google, requiring it to enter into good faith negotiations with publishers and news agencies. These negotiations must deliver a fair remuneration to the news publishers for displaying their content on Google News and other Google services. This likely is not the end of a legal and judicial journey in France, but also in Europe and abroad, with respect to the issue of fair compensation of press publishers. Summary The decision against Google, rendered on 9 April 2020 by the Autorité de la concurrence, follows a claim lodged in November 2019 by
The French Competition Authority imposes interim measures on a dominant Big Tech company requiring it to enter into good faith negotiations with publishers and new agencies (Google)
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