Recently, Google has accused Bing of directly copying their search results. In fact, after having these suspicions, Google added hidden gibberish in their search database and showed that Bing copied it directly over a period of months.
Bing denies it. Google is outraged. They don’t deny that Bing has their own search system. They’re only pointing out that Bing is incorporating Google clicks within their own search results.
To-may-to? To-mah-to?
Here’s the reality. Bing is using what they’re using to provide their users with the best possible search results. And that’s what consumers are looking for. Who owns what in very real, but quasi-tangible world of Web? That may be for the courts to decide.