If Google gets fined $6 billion for abusing its monopoly in Europe, it will mostly be Google's own fault.
Let's be clear: While the actions of various European regulatory bodies against Google sound bonkers on their face, they are based on real complaints about real things that Google has actually done. And when people outside the tech/search industry hear about those things, they don't look good.
James F. Booth
For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.