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FairSearch: "It would be better to do nothing than to accept Google’s proposals" to the European Commission


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The following is a statement from Thomas Vinje, counsel to FairSearch Europe on Google’s proposal to settle the European Commission’s investigation into concerns the Commission has expressed that Google may be in violation of EU competition laws. Statement by Thomas … Continued


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FairSearch Principles for Evaluating Remedies to Google's Antitrust Violations


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The members of FairSearch have often been asked, what remedies are our members seeking to resolve the harms that result from Google’s anti-competitive search and business practices. Enforcing existing competition laws in the online context is vital to fostering greater … Continued


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WSJ Op-Ed: Nextag CEO Jeffrey Katz "Google Has Become a Brand Killer"


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Today’s Wall Street Journal published an op-ed from Nextag CEO Jeffrey Katz titled “Google’s Monopoly and Internet Freedom.” In it, Katz outlines how Google has been abusing its monopoly power to charge higher prices for preferred search rankings, distorting the … Continued


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What to Know About the European Commission Investigation


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For the last 18 months, the European Commission has been investigating serious and credible formal complaints that Google is abusing its dominant position in online search and search advertising in violation of EU competition and consumer protection laws. The European … Continued


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Top Global Outlets Weigh in on Almunia’s Announcement; Google Dismisses Concerns


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Joaquín Almunia, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy, announced today that his committee has concluded the initial investigation into Google’s anticompetitive practices. Google has a matter of weeks to respond with workable remedies that address the … Continued