The music industry didn’t exactly receive Google’s YouTube Music Key with open arms. Now, Google is facing even more opposition.
The European Parliament has voted in favor of unbundling search engine companies, separating the search engine from other commercial services.
They are calling on the European Commission and European Union members to take action. The measure was approved with 384 votes to 174, with 56 abstentions.
They say this action is necessary to enforce competition laws . The European Parliament says they want to “prevent any abuse in the marketing of interlinked services by operators of search engines“, and “Indexation, evaluation, presentation and ranking by search engines must be unbiased and transparent“.
This would have a huge impact on Google, as they own YouTube, Android, and many other services. It would also impact Microsoft’s Bing, Yahoo Search, and other search engine conglomerates.
Parliament has also called on EU members to address telecom issues. They want “an end to roaming charges inside the EU“, providing “more legal certainty as regards net neutrality and improved consumer protection”. They also want the European Commission to take the lead on international standards and specifications for cloud computing.
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