Competition & Antitrust

Publications

Comment to DOJ on Advertising Competition
Tom Struble

June 14, 2019

The Honorable Makan Delrahim

Assistant Attorney General

United States Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20530

 

Re: Public…

, Billboard
Facebook, Google and Music Licensing Mark Today’s Biggest Antitrust Targets
Media Coverage

From Billboard:

To address the issue, BMI now offers a “Music License for Political Entities or Organizations” but has also has taken the position that songwriters are allowed to exclude…

Comments to the Federal Trade Commission on Broadband
Tom Struble & Jeffrey Westling & Joe Kane

BEFORE THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

In the Matter of: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Hearings Hearing #10: Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in Broadband…

Comments on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Hearings Hearing #12: The FTC’s Approach to Consumer Privacy
Charles Duan & Paul Rosenzweig & Jim Baker & Tom Struble & Caleb Watney & Jeffrey Westling

BEFORE THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

In the matter of: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Hearings Hearing #12: The FTC’s Approach to Consumer Privacy

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Letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Privacy and Competition
Tom Struble & Jeffrey Westling & Charles Duan

May 15,…

, Patent Progress
ITC Again Recommends Exclusion Based on a Patent Likely to be Found Invalid
Media Coverage

From Patent Progress:

When the ITC excludes products based on patents that the USPTO says shouldn’t have issued, it can significantly—and negatively—impact the U.S. economy.  In this…

RE: Hearing on “GDPR & CCPA: Opt-ins, Consumer Control, and the Impact on Competition and Innovation”
Charles Duan & Sasha Moss & Tom Struble & Jeffrey Westling

Dear Chairman Graham & Ranking Member Feinstein:

We at the R Street Institute (“R Street”) commend you and the Committee for holding this hearing on “GDPR & CCPA: Opt-ins, Consumer…

The international trade commission should protect competition and cybersecurity — not companies from market competition
Charles Duan

In a major case before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Qualcomm is trying to get the ITC to protect it from market competition. While Qualcomm claims the issue is about property rights, a…

Statement on the Public Interest of the R Street Institute, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine Advocacy, and Lincoln Network
Charles Duan & Tom Struble

Pursuant to the Notice of Request dated October 26, 2018, the above-identified organizations respectfully submit the following statement on the public interest in this investigation. Briefly, the…

Reducing entry barriers in the development and application of AI
Caleb Watney

“There are significant barriers to entry in AI development that have boosted the market power of incumbent firms. If new startups can successfully compete in the absence of these barriers, it will be…