French Competition Authority imposes €250 million fine on Google viz. news publication sector

The Autorité de la concurrence (ALC) has imposed a fine of €250 million on Google for failing to fulfil its commitments made by Google before ALC in relation to revenue sharing and balanced negotiations between press agencies, publishers and digital platforms. In specific, as per ALC, Google failed to – negotiate in good faith with new publishers, provide information through which news publisher/agencies can transparently assess their remuneration for copyrights. Further, it was also found that, Google’s AI service – Bard, used content from these news publishers/agencies to train its foundation model.