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Due Process for Content Moderation Doesn’t Mean “Only Do Things I Agree With”

June 29, 2020 , , , ,
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…over time while still providing the flexibility to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. People who disagree with the editorial and content choices of dominant platforms should support competition and interoperability rules…

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Justice Department, Sen. Hawley Proposals Could Limit Efforts to Fight Online Harms

June 17, 2020

…empower users, such as interoperability and competition rules that allow users, not the government, to decide what kind of platform they want to use.” View our blog post series on…

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Tech Policy in the Pandemic

April 22, 2020

…in the new environment. We’ve increased our advocacy for nondiscrimination, interoperability, merger review, and business data privacy protection to promote competition on and against the most powerful digital platforms. Read…

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Privacy-Protective Contact Tracing Depends on More Than an API

April 17, 2020 , , , , , ,

This blog post is part of a series on communications policies Public Knowledge recommends in response to the pandemic. You can read more of our proposals here and view the…

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Key Elements and Functions of a New Digital Regulatory Agency

February 13, 2020 , , , , , ,

…Congress must equip the regulator to work towards this goal: interoperability, non-discrimination, and merger review. Interoperability First, the agency should be authorized to require dominant platforms (defined below) to be…

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Shot Across the Pond: UK Competition Authority Makes the Case for How to Regulate Google and Facebook

February 6, 2020 , , , ,
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…more in the fairness category. And interoperability remedies are more in the competition category. However, both dark patterns prohibitions and interoperability requirements also may benefit competition and fairness respectively. The…

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Copyright, Fair Use, and Competition in Oracle v. Google

January 13, 2020
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…use case for a fair use is likely to look a bit like Google’s: Building a business or expanding a business using an API to provide interoperability or enhanced functionality…

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Public Knowledge Joins Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Overturn Federal Circuit in Google v Oracle

January 13, 2020

…be overturned. The ability to re-implement and interoperate with APIs is vital for competition, for compatibility, and for interoperability. If its decision is upheld, dominant platforms will have yet another…

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What a Tech Policy Advocate Looks for at CES

January 7, 2020 , , , , , , , ,

…not necessarily mean it’s an open platform. We need to see that the platform is offering interoperability widely, to new startups and large competitors alike. Are we only able to…

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Dish Could Be a Fine Competitor in Wireless – That’s Not the Point.

December 20, 2019 , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This week was the T-Mobile/Sprint merger trial’s second week, and it focused on the Department of Justice’s proposed remedy: having the combined TMO/Sprint spin off a number of assets to…

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