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