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EU asks for views on Disney geoblocking proposals

The European Commission is seeking feedback on commitments by Disney to end its allegedly anticompetitive contractual agreements with Sky UK that restrict the cross-border provision of pay-TV within the European Economic Area.

Airline ticket algorithm probe continues, India’s competition chief says

France tests Coty judgment, hands out €7 million fine

Public interest immunity docs cannot be disclosed, English court rules

DOJ and FTC senior officials see potential problems with nascent competitor deals

The Federal Trade Commission’s competition director and the Department of Justice’s second-highest ranking antitrust official have criticised studies finding more concentrated markets, but also acknowledged that incumbents’ acquisitions of small rivals can harm competition.

FTC needs to study markets more, Chopra and advisor say

The Federal Trade Commission should return to requiring companies to disclose more data that is not part of a specific enforcement action, commissioner Rohit Chopra and one of his attorney advisors have separately said. 

Pay-for-delay ruling exposes uncertainty in EU law

The Paroxetine judgment in the UK highlights a slew of questions that the EU courts have yet to resolve about patent settlements, and takes issue with the UK competition enforcer’s reasoning on market definitions. Tom Webb scrutinises the ruling

Enforcers say more evidence needed on algorithms

Etienne Pfister, chief economist at France’s Competition Authority, said more empirical evidence is needed to determine whether and how the use of online pricing algorithms could potentially violate competition law, and warned regulation and oversight of such pricing programs will be costly. Janith Aranze at GCR Live 6th Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology in Brussels


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