23 February 2021, 4:14 pm. 1 minute
Reuters exclusively reported that French antitrust investigators have accused Alphabet Inc’s Google of failing to comply with the state competition authority’s orders on how to conduct negotiations with news publishers over copyright. French antitrust investigators in a 93-page report, known as a statement of objections, wrote that Google’s failure to comply was of an exceptionally serious nature. This comes amid complaints by French news publishers that Google failed to hold talks with them in good faith to find an agreement. The same publishers were not part of the $76 million three-year deal signed between the U.S. firm and and a group of 121 publications, as Reuters reported earlier this month.
Topics of Interest: Technology
Type: Reuters Best
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story