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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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Press Releases

February 6, 2020

Contact Shiva Stella for media inquiries. Press Release Platform Competition Public Knowledge Welcomes Nomination of Jonathan Kanter As Assistant Attorney General for DOJ Antitrust Division By Shiva Stella July 20,…

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Sonos Needs Regulatory Protections For Competitive Concerns, Not a Blockade of Consumer Products

January 23, 2020

…merits, is too blunt a tool, and sets a dangerous precedent that could end up harming small innovators and protecting dominant firms in the future. “Nondiscrimination and interoperability rules would…

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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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Senate Releases Principles for Comprehensive Privacy Legislation

November 18, 2019

…notice and choice, such as data minimization and security requirements. We likewise applaud the inclusion of principles to spur competition, such as data portability, which when coupled with interoperability can…

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As Congress Works Towards Federal Privacy Legislation, There Are Some Protections It Should Not Overlook

October 24, 2019 , , , , , ,

…the rules are relevant to a covered entity’s business model and resources and do not present an undue compliance burden. Data Portability and Interoperability In today’s digital economy, a small…

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The ACCESS Act Would Give Internet Users More Options

October 22, 2019

…and interoperability are not either/or options. Second, this bill preserves the ability of states to issue their own interoperability rules that go further than the federal standard. However, we do…

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