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Streetmap loses appeal against Google Maps dominance judgement – The Register

Streetmap has lost its application to appeal against last year’s High Court judgement that Google did nothing wrong by promoting its own Maps product above Streetmap’s. “The bully boys won the day,” said Streetmap, immediately after the judgement was delivered. “This is a sad day for the internet.” Lord Justice Lloyd Jones, sitting in London’s Administrative Court this morning, delivered his verdict on Streetmap’s appeal without hearing from Google’s lawyers.

Key Takeaways:

  • Street-map has lost its application to appeal against last year’s High Court judgement that Google did nothing wrong by promoting its own Maps product above Streetmap’s.
  • Lord Justice Lloyd Jones, sitting in London’s Administrative Court this morning, delivered his verdict on Streetmap’s appeal without hearing from Google’s lawyers.
  • The judge also ruled that forcing Google to display links to competitors’ maps, or even substitute their maps for the customary live Google map displayed in search results, “would involve much greater complication for [Google] than it would first appear.

“The judge also ruled that forcing Google to display links to competitors’ maps, or even substitute their maps for the customary live Google map displayed in search results, “would involve much greater complication for [Google] than it would first appear.””

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/07/streetmap_loses_google_maps_appeal/