SEMPO Speaks Out: FTC Should Not Regulate Web (14:07)

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Search industry organization SEMPO recently wrote a letter to the FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz in an effort to stop the government from regulating the Internet, and primarily, search engines.  The letter asks, “Why should looking for things on the Internet be subject to government regulation, any more than you’d expect laws on how you could do research at your local library?”

As Chris Boggs, the President of SEMPO, told WebProNews, the main goal of the letter was to promote a free market approach to the Internet that would allow search engines to provide the best results with limited or no regulation. The organization wrote the letter in response to its members’ needs and the continuing call for regulation of Google.

Although SEMPO has not received a response from the FTC, it hopes that its message was heard. Boggs told us that it is willing to work with government agencies such as the FTC to help them better understand how search engines operate.

Keep watching WebProNews for the latest news in this developing story.

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