As we all know Microsoft is playing catch up to Google in the search business. Earlier today Microsoft went on the attack against Google over copyright infringement. Microsoft's top lawyer, Tom Rubin stated that "Google appears to be trying wherever possible to skirt copyright law`s boundaries..." and that Microsoft is working "to collaborate with copyright holders in developing technologies while Google, in contrast, was guilty of a "unilateralist approach" by scanning books "by the truckload" without the permission of writers or publishers.
Is it me or does it sound like Microsoft is whining a little too much? I mean I understand the seriousness of the whole copyright infringement issue, but why go on the attack? Is this an act of desperation? The winner of this battle between Google and Microsoft may just be... you guessed it Yahoo.
Danny Sullivan over at Search Engine Land has provided some great insight with his post on the battle between the search giants.
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