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COVID-19 Highlights Why IP Shouldn’t Limit the Right to Repair

May 22, 2020 , , , , , , , ,

…refurbish out-of-service ventilators; after failing to get quick results from official repair providers, California ultimately turned towards the tech entrepreneurs in its own backyard to find a solution. Even though…

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It’s Not Delivery, It’s Diminished Competition: Can Uber Really Buy Grubhub?

May 22, 2020 , , , ,
food delivery

…their own delivery, if they provide delivery. The lawsuit argues that this operates as an anticompetitive price restraint that decreases restaurant profits and results in higher prices for consumers. What…

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The Pandemic Proves We Need A “Superfund” to Clean Up Misinformation on the Internet

May 11, 2020 , , , , , ,

…any strategies to counter misinformation in data about their effectiveness. Academic and social science research provides some strategies for countering misinformation, regardless of content or context. For example: Counter with…

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Updating the National Broadband Plan Marks a Step Toward the Future, But Congress Must Follow Through

May 7, 2020

…of the digital divide, and demand a plan to address them. Every year, the FCC would be required to measure itself against the plan and its concrete results, rather than…

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U.S. v. Sabre Decision Is Wrong About Platform Markets

April 9, 2020 , , ,
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…with customers on the other. A different sort of two-sided market might be the Google search engine, where advertisers compete to show their ads in response to users doing searches….

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Acquisitions in the Time of COVID: Big Tech Gets Bigger

April 7, 2020 , , , ,
big fish eating little fish

…watch or billboards to drive by, advertising in Google search results or Facebook social media feeds has become an increasingly important conduit to consumers. There is no more walking down…

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Why Auctioning the 6 GHz Band Would be Phenomenally Bad Policy If you Want Wi-Fi 6 and 5G

April 1, 2020

…take years to match the lab results). And, in any event, mobile 5G will continue to have the bandwidth caps that we somehow allow wireless carriers to call “unlimited.” All…

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Want to Keep America Home? Give Everyone Free Basic Broadband.

March 20, 2020 , , , , , ,

…what you need now. Universal benefits also tend to be more politically stable than narrowly targeted relief, which can become stigmatized, creating a constant search to separate the “deserving” from…

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Communications Policy Solutions for the Pandemic

March 19, 2020

...Knowledge has been advocating for include non-discrimination (such as prioritizing search results), to make sure platforms don’t self-preference or allow undisclosed pay-for-placement, and business data privacy protections , to make...

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Gene Kimmelman to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Digital Platform Competition

March 9, 2020

…released its interim report on digital advertising markets. At this preliminary stage, it found — in the UK — that Google has significant market power in search advertising, general search,…

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