December 1, 2018

Paranoid Android. Everything the Commission Got Wrong in Its War on Google

The Commission’s decision to fine Google for unfair practice was based on a misunderstanding of the Android ecosystem and a mistaken definition of the relevant market. This allowed Google’s activities to be wrongly cast as those of a monopoly abusing its position.
July 18, 2018

Vestager Vs Google

The European Commission decision in the Google Android case illustrates the difference in approach to antitrust issues between the US and EU. It also illustrates that antitrust regulators are yet to understand the fundamental economic drivers of the new media economy, and technology in general.
December 7, 2016

Google’s ‘Monopoly’. It’s the Market, Baby!

The long-standing saga of the European Union’s battle against Google recently saw the addition of a new chapter. A few days ago an open letter by Kent Walker – Google Senior Vice President and General Counsel – was published in order to defend Mountain View from the unfair competition charges leveled by Brussels.
September 1, 2009

The ‘Google Affair’ and the Future of the Internet

Can the supply of material on the web be regulated? How to take action on content considered offensive? But above all, where does responsibility lie? Does it lie with the creator of the content, or with the infrastructure through which it flows?