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It's a vehicle for achieving a larger product aim, which is providing a search service which is particularly useful for users in the UK, so that the google.co.uk service is tailored to be as relevant and useful as possible for UK users. So, for example, if you were to search for "football" on that service, it would show results about Manchester United or about what Americans would call soccer, whereas a search for "football" on our US-directed service, on .com, is going to turn up results for US football.

Really, it's, as I said in the written statement, on the UK service we structure it to comply with UK law. This is where the UK law-based removals happen, but it's not just about that, it's about providing a service that's the best for UK users.

And I would add that we try very actively to channel users to that service, so if someone -- if a UK user types in the google.com web address in their browser, we automatically redirect them to .co.uk because we think that's the best service here and that's the one that we operate in compliance with UK law.

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