The antitrust commission is unhappy with these points:
- The way Google displays its search services compared to its competitors.
How Google uses content from other websites.
Google's dominance over advertising on search terms.
Restrictions that surround how advertisers can move their campaigns to other search engines.
Basically they are unhappy with the dominating position bordering to monopoly.
In case the proceedings against Google carry on without any satisfying decisions and the current anti-competitive behaviour continues to exist, a regulation of the dominant online web search should be envisaged.
Microsoft will follow this with interest. While they have nothing against Google being punished for their world dominating search engine, they do have a rather dominating position themselves on computer OS'es.
In Italy it has now been established that it is illegal to sell Windows as a part of the PC - people have to chose it, and they are entitled to a refund if they do not want Windows.
A to strong position for one single company is seldom good for the consumers seems to be the EU position.