Exclusive: French antitrust investigators say Google breached its orders on talks with news publishers - sources

By Mathieu Rosemain PARIS (Reuters) – French antitrust investigators have accused Google of failing to comply with the state competition authority’s orders on how to conduct negotiations with news publishers over copyright, two sources who read the investigators’ report said. In the 93-page report, known as a statement of objections, the investigators wrote that Google’s failure to comply was of an exceptionally serious nature, the sources said. The competition authority can impose fines of up to 10% of sales on firms it deems to be in violation of its rules. A spokeswoman for the competition …

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