Google's violations of antitrust law were serious.
First, its use of patents obtained with Motorola Mobility was abusive. The Motorola patents dealt with essential mobile phone functions, licensed as part of standards under Fair, Reasonable and Non Discriminatory, or FRAND, terms.
Now, in courts around the world, the company has been demanding new, bigger royalties for these patents, trying to eliminate liability for its own violations of Apple's
Second, more important, its search results seem to be failing to find competitors' products of long-standing and finding, instead, newly created Google products.
Gary Reback, a noted anti-trust lawyer
This is the same thing that got Microsoft
Local governments would be allowed to look at all data packets entering or leaving their citizens' devices, control what was said, and control what was read within their borders.
It's not like this isn't already happening, to an extent, but under this proposal it would all be sanctioned through a global entity. It would be legitimate under international law, and all efforts to get around such blocks would become illegal. Governments would control the routing of packets, and all defiance of local will would supposedly cease.
The US and European Union led a successful effort to get this treaty language withdrawn, as