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European press publishers welcome the Decision of the French Competition Authority (Autorite de la Concurence) obliging Google to negotiate with press publishers for the use of press content

Today the French Competition Authority issued a preliminary ruling against Google concerning its behaviour following the introduction of the EU neighbouring right for press publishers in France. In this historical decision, the French Competition Authority instructs Google to commence negotiations “in good faith” with press publishers’ and news agencies through emergency injunctions to be implemented immediately as interim measures.

EMMA AND ENPA WELCOME PLANS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION IN ITS DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TO WORK ON EX- ANTE ASYMMETRICAL REGULATION FOR LARGE PLATFORMS WITH SIGNIFICANT NETWORK EFFECTS

EMMA and ENPA welcome in today’s Commission communication on Shaping Europe’s digital future (COM (2020), 67 final) the announcement of the Commission plans to work on ex-ante regulation to ensure that markets characterised by large platforms with significant network effects acting as gate-keepers, remain fair and contestable for innovators, businesses, and new market entrants. EMMA and ENPA call on the Commission to work in the coming months on a separate asymmetric instrument with ex-ante rules in line with the EMMA and ENPA recommendations on regulation of market-dominant platforms (EMMA ENPA catalogue of demands on regulation of market dominant platforms).

EMMA and ENPA welcome plants of the European Commission in its digital communication to work on ex-ante asymmetrical regulation for large platforms with significant network effects

EMMA and ENPA welcome in today’s Commission communication on Shaping Europe’s digital future (COM (2020), 67 final) the announcement of the Commission plans to work on ex-ante regulation to ensure that markets characterised by large platforms with significant network effects acting as gate-keepers, remain fair and contestable for innovators, businesses, and new market entrants. EMMA and ENPA call on the Commission to work in the coming months on a separate asymmetric instrument with ex-ante rules in line with the EMMA and ENPA recommendations on regulation of market-dominant platforms (EMMA ENPA catalogue of demands on regulation of market dominant platforms).
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EMMA and ENPA condemn Google’s announcement on French publishers’ right implementation

EMMA and ENPA strongly condemn Google’s announcement yesterday with the unilateral decision to disrespect European legislation and future French legislation by not paying for news snippets in France. Before its entry into force in October, Google is already taking advantage of its unprecedented market power to put pressure on publishers in order for them to renounce their legal rights. 

Ministers of Culture raise their voices against abusive practices led by dominant platforms in the implementation of the publishers’ right

EMMA-ENPA hosted an informal exchange between Ministers of Culture and publishers on 21 November in order to express their opposition to the reaction of those dominant platforms as regards the application of the law in France, as well as to share concrete ideas on how to curtail the power of market dominant platforms and enable fair competition (see list of demands here).

Ministers of Culture raise their voices against abusive practices led by dominant platforms in the implementation of the publishers’ right

EMMA-ENPA hosted an informal exchange between Ministers of Culture and publishers on 21 November in order to express their opposition to the reaction of those dominant platforms as regards the application of the law in France, as well as to share concrete ideas on how to curtail the power of market dominant platforms and enable fair competition (see list of demands here).

European Press publishers comment the first entry into force of Copyright Directive’s press publishers’ right in France

Today marks the first entry into force of a press publishers’ right in France.  The European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) and the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) show solidarity to the complete representations of newspaper and magazine publishers in France which held today a press conference to mark their strong opposition to Google’s unilateral change of settings and refusal to negotiate licence agreements with publishers for the use of their content. 
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European Press publishers comment the first entry into force of Copyright Directive’s press publishers’ right in France

Today marks the first entry into force of a press publishers’ right in France.  The European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) and the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) show solidarity to the complete representations of newspaper and magazine publishers in France which held today a press conference to mark their strong opposition to Google’s unilateral change of settings and refusal to negotiate licence agreements with publishers for the use of their content. 
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High-level meeting of Press Publishers in Paris

On 1 October 2019, EMMA-ENPA organised a seminar in Paris on Copyright and Publishers’ Vision with European publishers from across 16 Member States hosted by Pierre Louette, CEO of les Echos-Le Parisien Group at «Les Echos » headquarters. 

High-level meeting of Press Publishers in Paris 

On 1 October 2019, EMMA-ENPA organised a seminar in Paris on Copyright and Publishers’ Vision with European publishers from across 16 Member States hosted by Pierre Louette, CEO of les Echos-Le Parisien Group at «Les Echos » headquarters. 

EMMA and ENPA condemn Google’s announcement on French publishers’ right implementation

EMMA and ENPA strongly condemn Google’s announcement yesterday with the unilateral decision to disrespect European legislation and future French legislation by not paying for news snippets in France. Before its entry into force in October, Google is already taking advantage of its unprecedented market power to put pressure on publishers in order for them to renounce their legal rights.