CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - ABUSE OF FORECLOSURE - DISCRIMINATION - SELF-DEALING

Exclusionary abuse: The French Competition Authority rejects a referral relating to alleged discriminatory practices carried out by a vertically integrated operator on the karaoke market for lack of evidence (Singing Studio / Karafun)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The French Competition Authority rejects a referral on the merits from a karaoke hall operator who believes that he is the victim of an abuse of a dominant position by a vertically integrated competitor. The abuse was allegedly linked to a change in the conditions of access to the videos provided by the competitor. As the referral on the merits (and the associated request for interim measures) were rejected for lack of evidence, we will briefly present the case, but will emphasize elements that may be relevant to other cases, in particular with regard to discrimination between users of a service

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  • Côte d’Azur University, GREDEG (Nice)

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Frédéric Marty, Exclusionary abuse: The French Competition Authority rejects a referral relating to alleged discriminatory practices carried out by a vertically integrated operator on the karaoke market for lack of evidence (Singing Studio / Karafun), 18 March 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100527, pp. 96-97

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