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Google fined $592 million in dispute with French publishers

Paris, July 13

France’s competitors regulator introduced Tuesday that it has fined Google 500 million euros ($592 million) over a dispute with French publishers who need the corporate to pay for the usage of their news.

The company threatened fines of one other 900,000 euros (round $1 million) per day if Google does not produce proposals inside two months on the way it will compensate news producers.

Google France mentioned in a press release it was “very upset” by the choice, and that the superb “does not mirror the efforts put in place or the truth of the usage of news content material on our platform.”

It mentioned it’s negotiating in good religion towards an answer, and on the verge of reaching an settlement with some publishers.

The dispute is an element of a bigger effort by the European Union to drive Google and different tech firms to compensate publishers for content material.

The French antitrust company had issued non permanent orders to Google earlier this yr to carry talks inside three months with news publishers, and fined the corporate Tuesday for breaching these orders.

Google has been repeatedly focused by French and European Union antitrust authorities for varied enterprise actions seen as abusing its market dominance. — AP

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