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Supreme Court Google v Oracle Decision a Fair Use Win for Consumers and Competition

April 5, 2021

…‘put their accrued talents to work’ on new ones is a fair use as a matter of law. This ruling may be helpful for software compatibility and interoperability in contexts…

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Public Knowledge Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman to Testify Before House Judiciary on How Interoperability Can Rein In Big Tech

February 25, 2021

…view the testimony for more details. You may also view our latest blog post, “Why We Can’t Be Friends: We Need Interoperability in Digital Markets,” for more information on interoperability….

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Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman House Judiciary Testimony on Interoperability and Digital Markets Competition

February 25, 2021

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Why We Can’t Be Friends: We Need Interoperability in Digital Markets

February 23, 2021 , ,
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…make markets tip towards monopoly. Competition can be more for the market than within the market. It’s important to distinguish between interoperability and data portability. We define interoperability as the…

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Principles to Protect Free Expression on the Internet

February 11, 2021 , ,
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…requiring interoperability of platforms. This would reduce barriers to data flows, promoting user choice online as well as a user’s ability to speak legally on alternative platforms. Establish That Any…

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…and empower and protect consumers. Interoperability, which would enable different systems and organizations to communicate with each other, is one such reform that both limits network effects, which lock consumers…

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Facebook and Twitter Made the Right Decision. Big Tech Is Still Too Powerful.

January 12, 2021 , , , , , , ,
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…and businesses with which they need to connect. Interoperability requirements, one of the key pro-competition policies I’ve been advocating we should apply to dominant digital platforms, would allow users to…

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While You’re Waiting, Can I Offer You Some European Regulation?

December 23, 2020
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…one is subject to a list of “dos and don’ts” enumerated in the DMA’s Article 5 and 6. Here are the highlights. Interoperability and Data Portability – Do One of…

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Diversity and Competition in New and Old Media

December 23, 2020 , , , , , , ,
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…their moderation policies heavily affect the national discourse. A more competitive environment would allow different content moderation policies to exist, informed by different points of view, and interoperability rules could…

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Public Knowledge Applauds State Attorneys General Bipartisan Suit Against Google

December 17, 2020

…detailing how Google withholds interoperability and engages in self-preferencing to prevent any other company from becoming a viable competitor to Google or disrupting Google’s power in the next generation of…

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