Few Antitrust, IP Hurdles For Paid Internet Indexing

Law360, New York (November 23, 2009, 7:45 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp.'s rumored interest in acquiring the exclusive indexing rights of News Corp. entities for its Bing Internet search engine has some legal analysts painting the technology Goliath, perhaps for the first time, as a crusader for open competition.

News Corp.'s own Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the media empire was considering a pact to sell its online content to Microsoft in exchange for de-listing its articles from Google's search, which would make Bing the only Internet destination for readers looking for the reporting of...
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