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Google, Facebook may face competition scrutiny if they don't pay for news in Germany, Mundt says

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 15 Apr 2021 09:53
  • 15 Apr 2021 11:34
Germany's draft copyright law doesn't foresee giving media publishers the right to receive payment from the likes of Google or Facebook when their articles feature on the platforms, Andreas Mundt has warned.

But the head of Germany's competition authority stated his firm wish "to do something" to help the press,

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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