CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION – FREE SERVICE – FREEMIUM – INCREMENTAL COSTS – JOINT COSTS – MULTI-SIDED MARKETS

Predatory pricing: The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the French Competition Authority’s decision considering that no predation can be established on the French market for map APIs (Google / Evermaps)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a judgment dated January 31, 2012, the Paris Commercial Court found Google guilty of abusing its dominant position through predatory pricing and ordered it to pay a fine of 500,000 euros. The case had been brought by the company Bottin Cartographes, which complained that the Google API service was free of charge. This service allows companies to include Google Maps on their websites, for example to help users locate shops. Bottin Cartographes, which offered similar paid services on the French market, considered that the free basic service offered by Google - which also offered a paid premium service - was a predatory price. The Paris Court of Appeal

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Predatory pricing: The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the French Competition Authority’s decision considering that no predation can be established on the French market for map APIs (Google / Evermaps), 25 November 2015, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77422, pp. 101-103

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