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Search Neutrality as an Antitrust Principle


Daniel A. Crane


University of Michigan Law School

November 18, 2011

U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 11-016
U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 256

Abstract:     
Google's perceived dominance in Internet search, and the perception that Google exploits this dominance to favor its own websites and service, has led to call for a mandatory legal requirement of "search neutrality." This essay argues that a general principle of search neutrality ignores the realities of Internet search and would stymie search innovation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: Google, neutrality principle, Internet search

JEL Classification: K21

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Date posted: November 19, 2011 ; Last revised: November 27, 2012

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Crane, Daniel A., Search Neutrality as an Antitrust Principle (November 18, 2011). U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 11-016; U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 256. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1961742 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1961742

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