Google Enters Settlement Negotiations With EC Over Anti-trust Violations

Following Google’s recognition that its 95% market dominance and business practices on both PC and mobile based services may have harmed numerous companies across the Internet and acceptance of the Commission’s “framework”, ICOMP welcomes today’s announcement that a robust dialogue for resolving the many concerns raised will continue. Commenting on the announcement David Wood, Counsel, … read more

Google weather report: storms set to continue

The weather reports for Northern Europe continue to forecast stormy and unsettled times, coming on top of a record period of miserable wind, rain and cool temperatures. After a pretty awful May and June, it looks like July will be no different. At least this should give us some insight into how Google must be feeling right … read more

Orphans Need Protection Too

Earlier this week the Government announced new measures to update the UK’s copyright licensing system. The most eye-catching measure proposed for inclusion in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (to be published later this week) will allow the creation of a future “orphan works” scheme to open access to material which cannot currently be licensed or used. … read more

Google Accepts Guilt and Offers Framework to EC Resolution

ICOMP welcomes Google’s admission of guilt that their market dominance and business practices have harmed numerous companies across the Internet, distorting competition, harming innovation and restricting the choice of consumers. Commenting on the announcement David Wood, Counsel, ICOMP, said: “Despite coming two years late, today’s acceptance of the Commission’s “framework” and possible offer of remedies … read more