Countervailing Coordination Rights in the News Sector Are Good for the Public (A Response to Professor Yun)

June 2019

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Countervailing Coordination Rights in the News Sector Are Good for the Public (A Response to Professor Yun) By Sanjukta Paul & Hal Singer1

Professor John Yun’s recent CPI Column addressing Reps. Cicilline’s and Collins’ proposed Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (“JCPA”) as legalizing “news media cartels” is a virtually perfect document of the reflexivity of modern antitrust’s condemnation of horizontal coordination beyond firm boundaries. This rigidity results in an accommodation of dominance by a few powerful tech firms. If anything, the JCPA does n…

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