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France Fines Google 500 Million Euros Over News Copyright Row

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France Fines Google 500 Million Euros Over News Copyright Row

France’s competition regulator slapped Google with a 500-million-euro ($593-million) fine.

Paris, France:

France’s competition regulator on Tuesday slapped Google with a 500-million-euro ($593-million) fine for failing to negotiate “in good faith” with media companies over the use of their content under EU copyright rules.

In a ruling published on its website, the Competition Authority also ordered Google to present media publishers with “an offer of renumeration for the current use of their copyrighted content”, or risk paying additional damages of up to 900,000 euros a day.

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