About: French competition authority

Media 01-12-2021

France debates merger that would lead to media colossus

The announcement that France's two leading television groups, TF1 and M6, would merge to face US giants like Netflix or Amazon Prime is raising major concerns about competition and media ownership being concentrated among just a few players in the country. EURACTIV France reports.
copyright 01-09-2021

Google appeals France’s ‘disproportionate’ €500 million fine in copyright row

Google said on Wednesday it was appealing against a 500 million euro fine imposed by France's antitrust watchdog in July over a dispute with local media about paying for news content.
Media 14-07-2021

Google fined €500 mln for lack of ‘good faith’ in negotiations with French press

The French competition authority has slapped a record €500 million fine on Google for not having negotiated "in good faith" with news publishers and agencies on neighbouring rights - the remuneration for the reuse of copyrighted content they are entitled to.