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News Corp to file new antitrust complaint against Google in Europe

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News Corp to file new antitrust complaint against Google in Europe

The complaint is alleged to argue that these services return enough content scrapped from the original source, to prevent users to navigate to the website hosting the piece of news, what results in advertising revenues loss for the publisher.

A person familiar with the matter said to the Wall Street Journal that insisting in this practice results in Google reinforcing its dominance position at the expense of content providers.

This is the second complaint filed before the EU Commission by News Corp with regard to Google’s alleged antitrust practices, the first one dating back from 2014. Robert Thomson, News Corp CEO, wrote in that occasion to the Commission that Google was a “platform for piracy” and that “undermining the basic business model of professional content creators will lead to a less informed, more vexatious level of dialogue in our society."

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Elena Perotti

Date

2016-04-19 10:44

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