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News Corp Opposed Google’s European Commission Settlement Offer; Welcomed Competition Commission Reconsideration

September 17, 2014

Regardless of how you feel about News Corp, it helps when they take the side of creators against Google. I think you’ll find this letter to the European Commission very insightful for creators struggling against the Google Leviathan.

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News Corp Opposed Google’s European Commission Settlement Offer; Welcomed Competition Commission Reconsideration

In letter to Competition Commissioner last week, Chief Executive Robert Thomson Said Google “…willing to exploit its dominant market position to stifle competition.”

New York (September 17, 2014) – Early last week, in a letter to European Commissioner for Competition Joaquín Almunia, News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson opposed Google’s settlement offer with the European Commission, saying the internet giant is “willing to exploit its dominant market position to stifle competition.”

Mr. Thomson said News Corp also opposed the proposed five year term of a settlement, noting that “five years is an eternity in internet time.”

Citing Google’s “egregious aggregation” of content, Mr. Thomson said that, along with serious commercial damage, there is a “profound social cost” to Google’s actions.  “The internet should be a canvas for freedom of expression and for high quality content of enduring…

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