WASHINGTON, DC – As Google faces potential antitrust action in Europe for abuse of its dominance in the search market, along with an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) , as well as the recent decision by the FTC to levy the largest fine against a private company, for knowingly bypassing privacy settings […]

Consumer Watchdog Raises Concerns About Google’s Monopolization of Digital Works

Kudos to Consumer Watchdog, which filed a amicus curiae brief with the court detailing the ongoing problems with the proposed Google Book Settlement.  The brief points to anticompetitive risks, constitutional and other important issues.   ACI agrees and would emphasize the major risks to be the monopolization of “orphan works” and potential market power in the “book search” market. To read Consumer Watchdog brief […]

Kudos to the Justice Department Regarding the Proposed Google Book Search Settlement

The Department of Justice should be congratulated for its filing with the federal court reviewing the Google Books settlement. The Department’s forceful arguments about this settlement underscore the concerns that we, and many others, have raised about this deal. With this deal, Google, which already dominates the online search market, would be given a significant […]