Items tagged "Competition Policy"

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Public Knowledge Launches Decoding Antitrust Law: A Primer for Advocates

May 6, 2019 advocacy training , Antitrust , Antitrust Law , Competition , Competition Policy

Today, Public Knowledge launches “Decoding Antitrust Law: A Primer for Advocates,” a new guide to antitrust law by Public Knowledge Competition Policy Counsel Charlotte Slaiman. The primer provides a basic foundation in antitrust law for policy advocates new to antitrust law, curious consumers, budding legal scholars, and anyone intrigued by what antitrust law is and how it can and can not be applied to address corporate concentration and increase competition.

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Public Knowledge Looks Forward to FTC Data Practices Study

March 21, 2019 Competition Policy , consumer protections , data practices , Data Protection , FTC

According to reports, the Federal Trade Commission plans to open a study into the technology industry’s data practices. Called a “6(b)” study, this type of study enables the agency to broadly review an industry practice and allows the agency to compel information from witnesses. Public Knowledge previously urged the FTC to conduct such a study and commends the move to shine a light on the competitive impacts of these data practices.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Sen. Warren’s Pro-Competition Proposal for Regulating Digital Platforms

March 8, 2019 Competition Policy , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

Today, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced a proposal to promote competition by making “big, structural changes to the tech sector —  including breaking up Amazon, Facebook, and Google.” Public Knowledge commends Sen. Warren for showing a serious commitment to addressing the competition concerns we see in digital platforms, and her recognition that structural regulation is crucial to promoting competition, innovation, and economic freedom on the internet.

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Public Knowledge Supports Slaughter’s Call to Improve Vertical Merger Enforcement

January 29, 2019 Competition , Competition Policy , consent decree , FTC , Mergers

Today, the Federal Trade Commission announced a consent decree in the Staples-Essendant merger. Commissioners Slaughter and Chopra dissented, arguing the consent decree would be insufficient to address their competitive concerns with the merger.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes YouTube Recommendation Changes Targeting ‘Borderline Content” and Misinformation

January 25, 2019 Competition , Competition Policy , Content Moderation , YouTube

Today, YouTube announced that it would begin reducing recommendations of “borderline content” — materials that stop short of violating the company’s community guidelines but still may be harmful — and content that could misinform users. According to YouTube, this would include “videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.”

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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 Files Comments On Competition and Consumer Protection with FTC

August 20, 2018 Competition , Competition Policy , FTC

Today, Public Knowledge submitted comments in response to the Federal Trade Commission’s call for input on a wide range of issues.

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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 Urges FCC to Protect Public Interest in Video Programming Market Competition Filing

October 11, 2017 Competition , Competition Policy , FCC , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s recent inquiry addressing the state of competition in the market for the delivery of video programming. The agency is seeking input on the state of competition in the video marketplace — an effort that can provide a foundation for future agency policymaking.

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Public Knowledge Files Amicus Brief to Overturn and Remand FCC’s Business Data Services Order

October 5, 2017 BDS , Business Data Services , Competition , Competition Policy , FCC

Recently, Public Knowledge, Consumer Federation of America, and New Networks Institute filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit requesting the Court to overturn and remand the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Business Data Services deregulation Order.

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