[LINK] ACCC alleges misleading and deceptive conduct by Trading
Post and Google
wavey_one at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 12 19:38:56 EST 2007
An interesting story today:
ACCC alleges misleading and deceptive conduct by Trading Post and Google (news release)
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted legal proceedings in the Federal Court, Sydney, against Trading Post Australia Pty Ltd, Google Inc, Google Ireland Limited and Google Australia Pty Ltd alleging misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to sponsored links that appeared on the Google website.
Australian regulator in world-first court action against Google over sponsored links
Australia's consumer watchdog said Thursday it had launched world-first court action accusing Internet giant Google for misleading web users by misidentifying sponsored links on its search engine.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it wanted Google to stop publishing search results that fail to distinguish between paid advertisements and "organic" search results.
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