A court in France has fined Google a total of $660,000 for offering Google Maps for free in France, according to the court ruling Google is abusing its dominant position in mapping by offering Google Maps for free.
A company called Bottin Cartographes filed a lawsuit against Google, the company produces a paid mapping service for businesses and has clients like Louis Vuitton, Airbus and more.
The court in France has ruled that Google must pay 500,000 Euros in damages to Bottin Cartographes, as well as a 15,000 Euro fine, which takes the total cost to Google up to $680,000.
A spokesperson for Google in France had the following to say about it “convinced that a free high-quality mapping tool is beneficial for both Internet users and websites.”.
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