Jean-Marie Cavada: “the political climate is hardening against Google”

By David Pargamin the 14..2022 at 09h14 Playback 4 min. Subscribers INTERVIEW – The former MEP, ex-boss of Radio France and current president of the Society for Neighboring Press Rights, Jean-Marie Cavada, calls on the media to merge their approach in their negotiations with Gafam.

Former MEP Jean-Marie Cavada has taken over as head of the Society for Neighboring Press Rights (DVP ).


For more than two years, companies that distribute content produced by the media have had the obligation to remunerate the latter under “neighbouring rights”. In fact, very few platforms have submitted to this obligation. This Wednesday 06 January, a parliamentary report points to the “opacity” of the agreements proposed by Gafam. “The number of compensation agreements under neighboring rights is quite marginal and the intention of the legislator has not been respected”, notes the fact-finding mission.

A statement of impotence which does not surprise the former MEP, Jean-Marie Cavada. Marked by his own career as a journalist, the former boss of Radio France remembers having already crossed swords, in Brussels, on the question of neighboring rights. In 2022, he was appointed co-rapporteur of the copyright bill. Appointed president of the Neighboring Press Rights Society (DVP) in October, the centrist puts on the gloves and calls on all media players to join him in this new organization. Google Facebook Hurry