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  1. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    Should the FTC undertake such a review, in addition to signifying the understanding that recent extreme antitrust claims against Google search practices lack merit, it would also be taken to mean that the FTC perceives the benefits of taking a...

  2. Google Commissioned Report Aims to Protect Search Engine Free Speech Rights

    It will, however, be an interesting situation to watch, especially as the commissioning of the paper may indicate Google is preparing for another round of antitrust defense. First Amendment Protection for Search Engine Search Results, released in...

  3. Judge Allows 'No Poaching' Lawsuit Against Google to Proceed

    Five former employees who are suing the group for violating claims brought under the Sherman Antitrust Law and The Cartwright Act. A California judge has denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit from employees claiming that a group of high...

  4. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    FTC's antitrust probe into Google, the search marketing organization SEMPO issues a statement to the FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, calling for zero regulation. Search is not a government-run utility, established by law and thus subject to...

  5. DOJ Antitrust Chief Recuses Herself From Google ITA discussions

    Justice Department's top antitrust official, recused herself from the proceedings. When Varney was appointed by President Barack Obama as Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ's Antitrust Division, expectations were high for her to take a hard...

  6. Google "Confident" On Potential In-Depth EU Antitrust Inquiry

    Although he did not name Google during his speech in London, Almunia's statement is clearly directed at the search engine against whom three antitrust complaints were filed five months ago, from UK search service Foundem, Microsoft's online...

  7. AOL Names Nine Board Members for Post-Time Warner Separation

    Powell was Chairman of the FCC from 2001 to 2005 and has also served as the Chief of Staff of the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. Previously, Powell was an associate with the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP.

  8. The Web's Wild West Days Are Gone

    The antitrust discussions about Google's monopolistic hold on the search industry are another way we could see the government enter our industry in a very direct and pervasive way. The Web isn't some autonomous body that operates beyond the law...

  9. Senator Kohl Wants Oversight of Google-Yahoo Deal

    Even should you conclude at present that this deal is not contrary to antitrust law, the Department must be sure that this deal never in the future crosses the line into an unacceptable, anti-competitive collaboration among competitors which will...

  10. Yahoo Confirms Icahn Proxy Fight

    I have therefore taken the following actions: (1) during the last 10 days, I have purchased approximately 59 million shares and share-equivalents of Yahoo; (2) I have formed a 10-person slate which will stand for election against the current board...

  11. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 2)

    An Antitrust Analysis of GOOG-DCLK Deal: Search Ads Vs Contextual Ads Vs Display Ads, paidContent In the previous article, we covered the law fundamentals search marketers should know about online copyrights.