Items tagged "Antitrust"

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel Charlotte Slaiman to Bolster Advocacy Efforts

September 5, 2018 Antitrust , Competition , Competition Policy , FTC , Staff

Public Knowledge welcomes Charlotte Slaiman, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on competition issues and digital platforms. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia.

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Public Knowledge Responds to European Antitrust Action Against Google

July 18, 2018 Antitrust , Competition , European Union , Google

The European Commission has issued a fine to Google concerning its practices around the Android operating system and ordered it to remedy its behavior.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Ohio v. American Express Supreme Court Decision

June 25, 2018 Antitrust , Antitrust Law , Competition , Ohio v American Express , Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case Ohio v. American Express.

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Public Knowledge Releases Paper on Online Platforms and Due Process

May 24, 2018 Antitrust , Competition , Cybersecurity , Online Platforms , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge launched a new paper, “Even Under Kind Masters: A Proposal to Require that Dominant Platforms Accord Their Users Due Process.” This is part of our broader work involving dominant online platforms and privacy, cybersecurity, antitrust, and regulation.

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Public Knowledge Calls for Thorough Antitrust Review of Disney-Fox Deal to Protect Consumers

December 14, 2017 Anticompetitive mergers , Antitrust , Competition , DOJ , Mergers

Today, Walt Disney Co. announced a deal to acquire significant programming assets from 21st Century Fox Inc. The deal would unite two substantial content companies and mark the second media mega-merger to face antitrust scrutiny next year. Public Knowledge contends that this merger may pose harms to competition and consumers by further consolidating must-have programming assets and major motion picture studios, and ultimately leading to consumers paying higher prices for video content.

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Public Knowledge President Gene Kimmelman Submits Statement for Antitrust Hearing

December 12, 2017 Antitrust , Competition , Competition Policy , consumer protections , Mergers

Today, Public Knowledge President Gene Kimmelman submitted a statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition, and Consumer Rights. His statement in the December 13 hearing on “The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust: Outdated or a Harbor in a Sea of Doubt?” contends we need more than antitrust law to promote market competition that benefits consumers.

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Public Knowledge Hopeful New Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Will Protect Consumers

September 27, 2017 Antitrust , Antitrust Law , Competition , Competition Policy , consumer protections

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Makan Delrahim to be the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the Department of Justice.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Congressional Democrats’ “Better Deal” Economic Agenda on Competition

July 24, 2017 Antitrust , Antitrust Law , Competition , Competition Policy , Mergers

Today, reports indicate that Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will reveal an economic agenda with components focused on competition policy entitled, “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.”

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Public Knowledge Responds to European Commission Google Search Fine

June 27, 2017 Antitrust , Broadband , Press Release

Today, the European Commission announced a record €2.42 billion fine against Google, alleging it abused its dominant market position in search to harm competing services.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Reports on Department of Justice’s ASCAP/BMI Consent Decree Decision

July 1, 2016 Antitrust , consent decree , DOJ , Music Competition , Music Licensing

Reports now indicate that the Department of Justice has ended its lengthy process to amend the consent decrees governing music publishing in the United States by declining to make adjustments. If true, this would prevent music publishers from withdrawing digital public performance rights from the blanket licenses offered by the two largest performance rights organizations in the United States, ASCAP and BMI. Due to the threat to competition posed by such large concentrations in licensing authority, ASCAP and BMI operate under antitrust consent decrees that govern their licensing practices.

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