Items tagged "Antitrust"

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Apple App Store Decision Marks a Win for iPhone Users, but Shows Need for Broader Reform

September 10, 2021 Antitrust , app marketplace , Apple , Competition

Last year, Epic Games sued Apple, arguing — among other things — that its restrictions on app store payments for digital goods were anticompetitive. Today, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled partly in Epic’s favor. Public Knowledge argues that this win for users also demonstrates the need for federal legislation to address anticompetitive abuses in the digital economy.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Nomination of Jonathan Kanter As Assistant Attorney General for DOJ Antitrust Division

July 20, 2021 Antitrust , Competition , DOJ

Today, President Joe Biden nominated Jonathan Kanter as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice.

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State AG Antitrust Suit Against Google Marks Next Step Towards Competition

July 8, 2021 Antitrust , app stores , Platform Competition

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 36 state attorneys general, along with D.C., filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Pass Strong Bipartisan Package to Rein in Big Tech

June 24, 2021 Antitrust , Platform Competition

Today, the House Judiciary Committee marked up a bipartisan package of bills to invigorate competition against dominant digital platforms. The six bills are led by Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI), Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Joe Neguse (D-CO), and Ken Buck (R-CO). 

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House Antitrust Subcommittee Proposes Strong Bipartisan Legislation to Rein In Big Tech

June 11, 2021 Antitrust , Big Tech , interoperability , Legislation , misinformation , Nondiscrimination , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation , Privacy

Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law introduced a bipartisan package of bills to invigorate competition against dominant digital platforms.

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Senate Passes Legislation to Increase Merger Filing Fees

June 9, 2021 Anticompetitive mergers , Antitrust , Competition , DOJ , FTC , Legislation , Mergers

Today, the Senate passed the “Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act.”

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Public Knowledge Applauds D.C. AG Racine’s Antitrust Suit Against Amazon

May 25, 2021 Amazon , Antitrust , Platform Competition

Today, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon. The suit focuses on Amazon’s anticompetitive behavior, in particular its policy preventing third-party sellers from listing their goods on competing platforms for a lower price

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Public Knowledge Applauds Appointment of Lina Khan To Federal Trade Commission

March 9, 2021 Antitrust , Big Tech , digital platforms , FTC , lina khan , Platform Competition

According to reports, President Joe Biden has nominated Lina Khan for the Federal Trade Commission. Through her landmark academic work and her contributions to the work of Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI), Khan has fought to hold technology companies accountable through stronger antitrust enforcement and improving competition law.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Senator Klobuchar’s Antitrust Reform Bill Strengthening Enforcement

February 4, 2021 Anticompetitive mergers , Antitrust , Platform Competition

Today, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary’s Antitrust Subcommittee, introduced the “Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act” to make it easier for the government to stop anticompetitive mergers and conduct.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Appointment of Rebecca Slaughter as Acting FTC Chair to Promote Competition

January 21, 2021 Antitrust , Big Tech , Consumer Privacy , FTC , Online Privacy , Platform Competition , Privacy

Today, President Joe Biden named Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter as acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission.

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