First agreement between Google and the press regarding (related rights)
Google announced the signing of several agreements with French newspapers regarding the use of their contents, according to which Google will pay sums for that, and this agreement is the first of its kind in the world as a result of European law regarding so-called neighboring rights.
And the agreements have been signed with a number of French press and magazine publishers, including (Le Monde, Corriere Internationale, Loops, Le Figaro, Liberation and L'Express). She is also in talks with several other daily and local newspapers.
She said that according to copyright, the electronic platforms must pay an allowance to the publishers of the press, especially photos and videos, for the content used.
"We have a very vigilant follow-up system," the head of the competition authority, Isabel de Silva, warned Thursday morning.
Other countries had encountered the same problem with Google and were monitoring the development of conversations between Google and the French press.
Google had previously refused to pay revenues to the French press, but the French Competition Authority ordered it to negotiate with publishers under the decision that was ratified by the Paris Court of Appeal. This comes as a result of the European Parliament's approval of this law in 2019, which France began applying it upon its issuance.