“Search Neutrality”

by on December 28, 2009 · 10 comments

Google is  wrong to seek public utility regulation of ISPs, but it is just as wrong for others to seek public utility regulation of Google.

The founder of a would-be Google competitor or spurned search engine optimizer (I can’t tell which and won’t credit his site with a link) takes to the pages of the New York Times to argue for “search neutrality.”

Though good ironic comeuppance for Google, “search neutrality” regulation would ossify an innovative business and deprive consumers of the benefits of competition.

Happily, responses seem to be clustering around derision for the idea and criticism of the Times for publishing it.

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