Saturday, December 20, 2008

Le Google

Jeff Jarvis has a great post on some of the effects of some of the disruptions Google creates.

Beware entitlement. Publishers who can’t make it now in the open market are trying to rely on entitlement. There are only two ways to grant such entitlement: taxes and public subsidy or legislation to hamper competitors. After the Google meetings, Scherer tells us, a French online executive raised the spectre of breaking up Google - the reflex of regulators - and a trade union representative “has recently come out in favor of banning Google from France.”

Be careful what you wish for.

Hmm - banning Google from France. Which of the two stands to lose more?


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