News Corp broadens Google antitrust complaint

Posted in: Legal & Security at 19/04/2016 22:18

News Corp has expanded its complaint against Google to EU antitrust regulators investigating whether the Internet search engine abused its dominance, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

News Corp, controlled by media mogul Rupert Murdoch and the owner of the Wall Street Journal and publisher HarperCollins, took its grievance to the European Commission two years ago.

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News Corp. is fighting Google at the European Commission over what it calls improper scraping of content for use in search results, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The owner of the Times of London, the New York Post, the Journal and many other media properties around the world has filed a formal complaint with the Commission, the European Union's executive body, the report said. The story cited an unnamed source familiar with the allegations.

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