Growing Pains

Becoming a very successful, very powerful company very quickly is bound to bring growing pains. However, competition concerns are not growing pains. No company is investigated on antitrust grounds merely because it is large. There has to be more. In Google’s case, the complaints that are currently being investigated by a number of European competition … read more

A Cross and a Clove of Garlic

It seems that the saga of the Google Books Settlement has been dragging on for years. We may now be approaching the denouement. Hostility to the Google Books Settlement has been widespread, with its defenders increasingly isolated as the full implications and impact of the proposed settlement become appreciated. Four principle concerns have been expressed. … read more