The Autorité de la concurrence orders interim measures against Google in neighbouring rights case

On 9 April 2020 the Autorité published its decision no. 20-MC-01 (currently available only in French, but there is a press release in English), on the requests for interim measures submitted by various unions of press publishers in France and Agence France-Presse (the "publishers"). The Autorité ordered Google (as a provisional measure and pending its … Continue reading The Autorité de la concurrence orders interim measures against Google in neighbouring rights case

ACCC to create mandatory code of conduct for Google, Facebook

In April 2020 Josh Frydenberg, Treasurer of Australia, ordered the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") to create a mandatory code of conduct governing the relationships between digital platforms and media businesses. The ACCC had been working on a voluntary code of conduct as a follow up to its Final Report on its Digital Platforms … Continue reading ACCC to create mandatory code of conduct for Google, Facebook

The antitrust case against the Apple App Store

The Apple App Store has given rise to a thriving marketplace that connects app developers and iOS users. However, Apple has recently come under increased antitrust scrutiny on both sides of the Atlantic over concerns that it uses its role as operator of the App Store to give its own apps an anticompetitive advantage. At … Continue reading The antitrust case against the Apple App Store