ALERTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - FRANCE - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - PUBLISHING - PRESS - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - INTERIM MEASURES

Intellectual property: The French Competition Authority requires the dominant operator of search engines to negotiate with publishers and news agencies the remuneration due under neighbouring rights for the transfer of their protected content (Google)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Seized in November 2019 by AFP and several professional organisations representing press publishers, denouncing the practices implemented by Google consisting of diverting, if not the letter, at least the spirit and objectives of law no. 2019-775 of 24 July 2019, which created a neighbouring right in favour of press agencies and publishers and lays down the conditions for balanced negotiation between them and online public communication services, in order to redefine the value-sharing between these players and in favour of publishers and news agencies, the Competition Authority requires Google, under Decision No 20-MC-01 of 9 April 2020, toto negotiate,

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Alain Ronzano, Intellectual property: The French Competition Authority requires the dominant operator of search engines to negotiate with publishers and news agencies the remuneration due under neighbouring rights for the transfer of their protected content (Google), 9 April 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 94215, www.concurrences.com

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