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  1. Korea’s FTC Acquits Google of Antitrust Charges

    The Korean Fair Trade Commission acquitted Google of claims it was demonstrating an unfair advantage by preloading its search engine on Android phones. The antitrust charges were originally brought about in 2011 by South Korea's two largest search...

  2. FTC: Google Demoting Rankings of Competing Vertical Websites is Justifiable

    Federal Trade Commission closed the books on its 19-month investigation into Google’s business practices. Google allegedly “reneged on its FRAND [fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory] commitments and pursued – or threatened to pursue...

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

    Federal Trade Commission Nonetheless, we believe that a level playing field should be ensured for search as a whole – both for the protection of consumers and in furtherance of fair competition within the search industry.

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

    Chairman Jon Leibowitz Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20580 But for the competition to be effective, it must exist and be at least somewhat fair; a man with a pickup truck can't start competing with UPS just...

  5. S. Korean Companies Claim Google's Android Blocking Competing Search Apps

    The owners of South Korea's largest search engines have filed complaints against Google with the country's Fair Trade Commission, alleging that local phone carriers and manufacturers were banned from embedding their search applications on mobile...

  6. Ad Industry To Facelift Reputation With Institute For Advertising Ethics

    The push comes from Wally Snyder, President Emeritus of the American Advertising Federation and former Federal Trade Commission lawyer, the Huffington Post quoted the Associated Press as saying. It will reflect Snyder's vision of the industry's...

  7. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    Back at the first legal session in 2002, I remember there being a panelist from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) dealing with the issue of consumer confusion in keyword advertising. It was Ralph Nader's commission which had written a letter to...