The Paris Court of Appeal confirmed, Thursday, October 8, the decision of the Competition Authority to impose negotiations on Google with the French press on the issue of ” neighboring rights », Announced the President of the Competition Authority, Isabelle de Silva, on Twitter.
“Competition applies to everyone”
” The Paris Court of Appeal confirms the decision […] ordering Google to take protective measures and negotiate in good faith on the “neighboring rights“with press editors. A very important decision. Competition applies to everyone, including in digital “Isabelle de Silva wrote in a tweet.
Coming from European law, this legislation should make it possible to remunerate press publishers when Google uses their content on its pages, in particular for its Google News service. The search engine had so far always refused to do so.
The long-awaited decision comes hours after Google announced that the company is close to an agreement with the Alliance Française of the General Information Press (APIG). The US giant has said it hopes to reach an agreement with two other parties as well.