Antitrust Investigations: Google’s response

Following widespread press coverage last week, Google confirmed on Friday that it is subject to an antitrust investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a significant uptick in the level of antitrust scrutiny that Google now faces around the world. Google’s response is interesting but not enlightening. As described in an ICOMP blog post … read more

US Competition Authorities Weigh In on Search Manipulation

Google has consistently argued over the years that it does not manipulate search results and that its algorithms are designed solely to deliver the most relevant results to search queries. It has been apparent, also for years, that these statements do not reflect reality, that search manipulation does take place and that Google prioritises its … read more

European Digital Agenda Assembly

The first ever European Digital Agenda Assembly took place on 16 and 17 June. More than 1300 participants from the industry, the research community and NGOs, as well as representatives from member state governments and EU institutions, gathered in Brussels to assess progress in meeting the targets of the Digital Agenda, identify future challenges, and … read more

World Copyright Summit 2011: Creating Value in the Digital Economy

The 2011 World Copyright Summit took place in Brussels on 7 and 8 June. Organised by CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, the event brought together 700 participants from 332 companies and organisations in 57 countries under the overarching topic “Creating Value in the Digital Economy: Create – Connect – Respect”. … read more