‘Antitrust Is Law Enforcement, Not Regulation’

Posted by Bloomberg ‘Antitrust Is Law Enforcement, Not Regulation’ By Andrew Ross Sorkin The Justice Department hasn’t sued to block AT&T’s $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner — not yet, anyway. But its antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, has laid out the principles that would guide that lawsuit when, or if, it is filed. In short: He’s […]

Time Warner’s Floor? We May Be Standing on It

Posted by Bloomberg Time Warner’s Floor? We May Be Standing on It By Tara Lachapelle For any Time Warner investor — but especially merger arbitrageurs whose bets hinge on the company’s deal with AT&T succeeding — this is one ugly chart. Shares of the TV-network operator are trading almost as if there is no deal. Winter […]

Trump’s comments create a lose-lose position for Justice

Posted by Washington Post Trump’s comments create a lose-lose position for Justice PRESIDENT TRUMP’S disdain for CNN is no secret. He has repeatedly called it “fake news,” and he tweeted a video of himself attacking a CNN stand-in. Now, reports suggest the Justice Department may be pushing CNN’s owner Time Warner to sell the network as […]

How Google Perceives Customer Privacy, Cyber, E-Commerce, Political and Regulatory Compliance Risks

Posted by Social Science Research Network How Google Perceives Customer Privacy, Cyber, E-Commerce, Political and Regulatory Compliance Risks By Lawrence J. Trautman (Western Carolina University) Abstract:     By now, almost every business has an internet presence. What are the major risks perceived by those engaged in the universe of Internet businesses? What potential risks, if […]

Why Blocking the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Might Be Right

Posted by Constitution Daily Why Blocking the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Might Be Right By Tim Wu The prospect of a president using antitrust law to punish political opponents is deeply disturbing. So when news emerged this week that the Justice Department had said that Time Warner or AT&T would have to sell properties like CNN or […]

On this day, Supreme Court upholds baseball’s antitrust exemption

Posted by Constitution Daily On this day, Supreme Court upholds baseball’s antitrust exemption By Scott Bomboy On November 9, 1953, the United States Supreme Court upheld a prior, controversial decision that allowed major league baseball to operate outside of the Sherman Antitrust Act. The one-paragraph, per-curium opinion left in place a decision from 1922 from the […]

AT&T to the DOJ: See You in Court

Posted by Bloomberg AT&T to the DOJ: See You in Court By Tara Lachapelle The Justice Department is taking a harder line than expected on AT&T’s planned merger with Time Warner, reportedly asking the companies to either sell Turner Broadcasting — home to President Donald Trump’s favorite nemesis, CNN — or divest DirecTV in order to […]

Is Standardization for Autonomous Cars Around the Corner?: Antitrust and IP Considerations

By Shervin Pishevar Given the recent focus on self-driving cars, it is only a matter of time before the industry begins to consider setting technical interoperability standards for such cars.  The automated vehicle industry will need a mechanism to allow these cars to drive side-by-side with both autonomous and human-operated cars, communicate with each other, […]

Should regulators block CVS from buying Aetna?

Posted by The Economist Should regulators block CVS from buying Aetna? A proposed health-care merger raises difficult antitrust questions AMERICA has a competition problem. Market concentration has risen in more than three-quarters of industries since the late 1990s. Concentration has led to higher profits and higher returns for shareholders at the expense of consumers. Antitrust […]

7th Circuit confronts antitrust in the age of Big Data

Posted by Reuters 7th Circuit confronts antitrust in the age of Big Data By Alison Frankel On Monday, the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a preliminary injunction that required competing car dealership software management companies to allow a data scraper to access information from consenting customers. The data scraper, Authenticom, had accused the […]

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