In reaction to the DG Comp Director General Johannes Laitenberg’s comment at the ICN Annual Conference on Google’s compliance with the Google Search prohibition decision, the Open Internet Project (OIP) reemphasises the importance of the decision and the respective compliance mechanism as a landmark precedent for the entire European digital market.
The Dreamstime complaint against Google filed in the USA is going forward.
The OIP welcomes the French Competition Authority’s decision to order interim measures against Google, and urges the European Commission to follow a similar path
Google keeps users to itself, and no longer plays the role of an intermediary to direct users to the vast wealth of Internet websites. It captures them and directly offers content produced by others, depriving them of their intellectual property rights.
CEPIC has received with interest the news about a cooperation agreement which has been reached between Getty Images and Google Inc., two leaders in their respective field.
The link to the decision of the European Commission on the Google Shopping Case is posted here.
CEPIC submitted a ccompetition complaint at the European Commission in November 2013. In April 2016, there followed a second competition complaint of Getty Images. Google is accused of leveraging its dominant position in general web search to favour its own service: Google Images.
European Commission – Fact Sheet – The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.
CEPIC looks forward to the European Commission intensifying its investigations in other specialized search services such as the image sector.
Paris, 8th March 2017, the OIP announced a new complaint against Google for its anti-competitive practices.