ALERTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - FRANCE - INTERNET - SANCTIONS - PUBLISHING - PRESS - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - INTERIM MEASURES

Intellectual property: The French Competition Authority sanctions a search engine for non-compliance with its decision on interim measures, mainly for not negotiating in good faith with publishers and press agencies, by refusing to grant a separate financial valuation to neighbouring rights for current uses of protected content (Google)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On July 13, 2021, the French Competition Authority made public decision n° 21-D-17issued the day before, in which it fined Google LLC, Google Ireland Limited and Google France 500 million euros at the request of organizations representing the interests of a large number of press publishers publishing newspapers and magazines in France, as well as Agence France-Presse, for failing to comply with the interim measures it had issued in its decision No. 20-MC-01 of April 9, 2020which were essentially confirmed by the Paris Court of Appeal in a decision of 8 October 2020. In substance, although the granting of related rights to publishers and press agencies does

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Alain Ronzano, Intellectual property: The French Competition Authority sanctions a search engine for non-compliance with its decision on interim measures, mainly for not negotiating in good faith with publishers and press agencies, by refusing to grant a separate financial valuation to neighbouring rights for current uses of protected content (Google), 13 July 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 101556, www.concurrences.com

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