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Online Job-Search Competitor Danish Files a Copyright Case Against Google

CIO Insider Team | Friday, 1 September, 2023
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A year after complaining to EU competition officials that Alphabet's Google unjustly favored its own job-search service, the Danish online job-search rival Jobindex filed a lawsuit against Alphabet.

The Danish Media Association filed a copyright lawsuit against Google in a Danish court on behalf of Jobindex.

Jobindex has accused Google of copying job advertisements to its own service without authorization and is seeking restitution and damages for copyright breaches.

This is the first action filed in Danish courts under new EU copyright regulations governing platforms' accountability for content uploaded to their services, which take effect in 2021.

“We're willing to compete with Google, but it must be on equal terms, not with Google for Jobs having products on its shelves that aren't theirs,” says Jobindex Chief Executive Kaare Danielsen.

The Jobs tool in Google Search was designed to make job searching as simple as possible, allowing consumers to find relevant job results faster and increase traffic and job matches for participating job providers.

Mads Brandstrup, CEO of the Danish Media Association, encouraged Danish authorities to enforce copyright laws against Big Tech.

Alphabet Inc. is a multinational technological business with headquarters in Mountain View, California. On October 2, 2015, it was formed as a result of a Google restructuring and became the parent company of Google and numerous previous Google subsidiaries. Alphabet is the world's third-largest technology company in terms of revenue and one of the most valuable corporations.

The Jobs tool in Google Search was designed to make job searching as simple as possible, allowing consumers to find relevant job results faster and increase traffic and job matches for participating job providers.

Any employment provider, large or small, can participate. No one is included in the Jobs function in Search unless they choose to be, and we respect any decision to opt out of these capabilities.

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