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German Official Eyes a Breakup of Google

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Posted on Jun 29, 2014

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Germany’s justice minister proposed that Google be dismantled in the event the Internet giant abuses its dominance of the Web.

Phys.org reports:

“Just imagine an energy company that covers 95 percent of the whole market. The cartel authority would act quite quickly,” Heiko Maas told Saturday’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

“Such conditions are, in market terms, not sensible, not healthy,” he said according to a pre-released copy of the interview.

“So yes, if Google misuses its dominant position to systematically push aside competitors, then as a last means something like a dissolution should be considered,” he said.

Maas said the digital era had long left behind national borders and rules and there was now a need for an “international network law”.

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—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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