Hillel: Justice Department’s fear of Google book publishing is misplaced
In yesterday’s San Jose Mercury News, CEI Policy Fellow Jonathan Hillel talks about the Justice Department’s antitrust investigation into the Google Search Settlement. Read it here.
Afraid of Google taking over the world? The Justice Department seems to be. It recently confirmed its antitrust investigation into the Google Book Search Settlement, citing “public comments expressing concern” as impetus for the inquiry. European Union officials have also started sniffing around.
These concerns are misguided, and outmoded antitrust regulation will stunt the growth of the emerging book search market.