On 8 October 2020, the Paris Court of Appeal rejected Google's challenge to the French Competition Authority's ("FCA") decision compelling Google to negotiate "neighbouring rights" with news agencies and press publishers. "Neighbouring rights" include the right to receive payment when a publisher's content is reused online. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - KEY TAKEAWAYS The Paris Court of Appeal considers that Google is dominant on the market for general search services. Imposing unfair trading conditions on press publishers and news agencies may constitute an exploitative abuse of a dominant position. The FCA can
The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the Competition Authority’s decision ordering a search engine to negotiate with news agencies and press publishers (Google)
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