Android Antitrust Appeal Case: Google asks the judge to revoke the $5 billion fine

According to reports, Google’s Android antitrust appeal case entered the fourth day of trial today. Google said in court that it hopes that the court will cut or completely revoke the 4.3 billion euros (approximately 5 billion US dollars) antitrust fines because Google has no intention of harming competitors. Google attorney Genevra Forwood (Genevra Forwood) stated in court: Google signed a contract with Android phone manufacturers to require them to use Google search and web browsers without knowing that their actions were illegal. ‘Abusive’ behavior.

To this end, Google hopes that the court will reduce or completely revoke the US$5 billion antitrust fine made by the European Commission. Forwood said the court should at least reduce the fines because it incorrectly calculated the fines based on advertising revenue from Google’s home page, which is not directly related to Android phones.

The European Commission lawyer Anthony Dawes sneered at Google’s request, saying that the fine only accounted for 4.5% of Google’s revenue in 2017, well below the 10% fine limit. Dawes said: The amount of fines is designed to prevent the offending company from continuing to take such actions, and Google cannot be unaware of the anti-competitive nature of its actions. Moreover, crimes committed by negligence are no lesser than crimes committed deliberately.

Google attorney Forwood also argued that the European Commission has increased the fines for unintentional and less harmful behaviors, which is much higher than the fines imposed on Intel. He said: “We haven’t discovered any other cases that were originally legal but were described as abuse.

The hearing will last for five days, and the final ruling is expected to be announced next year.

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