Search-engine giant is not stifling competition, former federal judge says
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/10/2012 -- Google is not abusing its search-engine dominance to get a better market position, says a former federal judge who sought to break up Microsoft in the 1990s. Google is no Microsoft, writes Robert Bork, who once attacked the software giant for alleged antitrust violations.
Google this year has faced accusations of abusing its search-engine power with its new Google+ feature.
Bork recently revealed his legal analysis of the allegations.
“None of the purported antitrust problems that Google’s critics have raised indicates that Google is behaving anti-competitively,” Bork wrote, according to Technorati.com. “Given the serious factual, logical, and economic flaws in the antitrust complaints about Google’s practices, one can reasonably conclude only that Google’s competitors are seeking to use antitrust law to protect their own market positions.”
Bork presented his legal defense at an event in Washington, D.C. The Federal Trade Commission is carrying out an antitrust investigation of Google and has hired a litigator with Justice Department experience.
Bork’s efforts appear to be a rebuttal of an allegation by FairSearch.org, which says the government must ensure fair search-engine competition by taking action against Google.
The former federal judge’s legal defense will be helpful to Google as it tries to fight off government interference, according to Technorati.
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