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The Department of Justice has encouraged Congress to specify that section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which limits the legal liability of online platforms, does not apply in federal antitrust cases.
18 June 2020
Facebook’s recent acquisition of Giphy fits a pattern of monopolistic deals and could be used to raise rivals’ costs, Yale economist Fiona Scott Morton has said.
11 June 2020
Geoffrey Manne, who founded the International Center for Law and Economics, believes that the “roadmap” for filing a monopolisation lawsuit against Google that two Department of Justice alumni published last month is flawed.
10 June 2020
Three Democratic senators have asked AT&T to explain its decision not to count customers’ use of HBO Max toward their mobile data limits.
08 June 2020
A group of antitrust lawyers, economists and scholars is urging Congress not to adopt any radical changes to the antitrust laws and enforcement to protect competition in digital markets.
01 June 2020
France’s Competition Authority has given Google three months to negotiate an acceptable fee to pay news publishers for displaying their content in its search results.
09 April 2020
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has accused two more musical instrument suppliers of imposing minimum prices on retailers through the use of “all-seeing” online price-monitoring software.
24 March 2020
The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has imposed interim measures on an information and communications technology company, preventing it from bundling its software with its other services while the country’s antitrust enforcer conducts an abuse of dominance probe.
14 February 2020
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has imposed its largest ever fine for resale price maintenance, after an investigation found a guitar maker prevented online retailers from discounting its guitars.
22 January 2020
France’s competition enforcer is investigating requests for interim measures that claim Google abused its dominance by refusing to pay publishers for displaying content in search results.
22 November 2019
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