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michael gurstein on Sun, 6 Jan 2013 08:50:00 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> Google Wins Anti-Trust Case

From: Dave Farber [mailto:dave {AT} farber.net] 
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 5:35 AM
To: ip
Subject: [IP] Google???s Lawyers Work Behind the Scenes to Carry the Day - NYTimes.com



I've blogged about this:

I'm wondering though whether the issue concerning Google is rather
misplaced when included under matters concerning free speech/free
expression. Whether a search algorithm propelling a robotic process of
information selection would be covered by free speech "rights" is
something for legal scholars to ponder at their leisure.

I'm wondering rather whether the appropriate rights/freedoms
venue under which to assess Google's activities might not more
appropriately fall under "freedom of thought" rather than
"freedom of speech" i.e. that it concerns the way we know things
or our capacity to know certain things (and not have the means to know
(or believe) other things).







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