Antitrust

Bork: Google Subject to Phony Antitrust Attack

It's a powerful legal weapon in the hands of connected competitors

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Robert Bork, the fiery former federal judge whose U.S. Supreme Court nomination battle galvanized a generation of conservative activists, spent the late 1990s arguing that Microsoft should be carved up into multiple pieces because of antitrust violations.

But Bork, an antitrust scholar and author of a landmark book on the topic, now says that Google is no Microsoft.

In a new analysis released at an event in Washington, D.C., today, Bork offers a point-by-point refutation of claims that Google has violated the law or acted in an anticompetitive fashion. Rather, Bork says, it's a case of competitors' sour grapes.