Google's perceived dominance in Internet search, and the perception that Google exploits this dominance to favor its own websites and service, has led to call for a mandatory legal requirement of "search neutrality." This essay argues that a general principle of search neutrality ignores the realities of Internet search and would stymie search innovation.
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Date of this Version
Daniel A. Crane, "Search Neutrality as an Antitrust Principle" (November 2011). University of Michigan Program in Law and Economics. Working Paper 40.