walkman - 6:14 am on Jul 5, 2006 (gmt 0) WRONG analogy. We can argue over the merits, but let's get the claim right first.
>> Would a restaurant sue the NY Times for a poor restaurant review? Surely they could.. but would they be succesful?
How about, NYT owns a restaurant and its reviewers purposefully rank lower all other restaurants so NYT's own restaurant is favored. That is the claim. Essentially they are claiming that G is penalizing search engines because they don't want any search engines to get popular and compete with them.
We can argue over the merits, but let's get the claim right first.