France to propose host-publisher hybrid status to EC

Monday 23 February 2015 | 15:22 CET | News
The French government will propose to the European Commission the concept of a hybrid status combining internet host and publisher to account for market changes which have seen technology giants become something other than mere hosting companies, as they select the order in which searches appear. The host status will not be put into question, as it has helped many intermediaries to develop over the last few years, said an official from digital secretary Axelle Lemaire's office. It would be a matter of distinguishing between a passive host, such as OVH, which treats all content the same way,

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: Dailymotion / European Commission / Facebook / YouTube
Countries: Europe / France
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