Italy Launches Antitrust Probe Of Google News

Law360 (August 27, 2009, 2:19 PM EDT) -- In response to concerns from a trade organization representing Italy's newspaper and magazine publishers, the Italian Competition Authority has decided to investigate whether Google Inc. puts unfair competitive constraints on digital publishers that opt out of its Italian news aggregation service.

The regulator said Thursday it had voted a day earlier to begin an inquiry into claims from the Italian Federation of Newspaper and Periodical Publishers, or FIEG, that Google used its search market dominance to pressure newspapers into allowing their online content to be collected and displayed through Google News Italia.

Like other Google News sites, Google News Italia searches,...

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