New Copyright Directive proves costly to Google

A recent provisional measure by the French antitrust authority has ordered Google to negotiate within three months the remuneration due to press publishers for displaying their copyrighted contents. The measure stands as a first relevant application of the controversial Directive (EU) 2019/790, which France was among the first European Countries to transpose. In September 2019, Google had ceased to display the snippets of the articles, showing the titles only. According to the Antitrust, Google's behaviour may result in abuse of dominant position, whence the order to negotiate an agreement with publishers and press agencies.

04/14/2020 | Copyright