France fines Google 500 mln euros over copyright row

We don’t normally share international news here, but it’s interesting to wonder whether Google’s woes with news media outlets all started here in Australia.

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France’s antitrust watchdog slapped a 500 million euro ($593 million) fine on Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) on Tuesday for failing to comply with the regulator’s orders on how to conduct talks with the country’s news publishers in a row over copyright.