heisje - 10:22 pm on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
Attaining a dominant position in the market, even 100% share, is not illegal. Abusing such dominance in one field (search) to harm and/or eliminate competitors in another field you also operate in (advertising) for own profit, constitutes restriction of trade and is illegal.
I wonder why some people here cannot comprehend this simple premise, upon which (and other similar) the FTC and the European Commission are acting.
I can understand lowlives at Google pretending not to understand this, but I cannot understand affected webmasters not comprehending this.