In accordance with the wishes of the President of the Republic, the Government has appointed a mediator to facilitate dialogue and negotiation between Google and representatives of the press publishers.

In agreement with the parties, this mediation was entrusted to Mr. Marc SCHWARTZ, a partner at Mazars.

It will aim to facilitate the conclusion, by the end of December, of an agreement on an equitable sharing of the resource generated by the use of editorial content on press sites, which are indexed and enhanced by search engines.

In the absence of a negotiated agreement, a bill will be submitted to Parliament with a view to creating a fair remuneration mechanism for the benefit of press publishers.