Competition & Antitrust


Consumer Welfare Standard Should Guide Antitrust Policy
Wayne Brough

We, the undersigned economists and legal experts, write to express concern regarding the government’s approach toward antitrust and competition policy, embodied recently in federal and state…

, NetChoice
Event: American Antitrust: Reforms to Create Further Innovations and Opportunities
Shoshana Weissmann

From NetChoice:

Antitrust reform has become an increasingly important part of our national policy conversation. Many are calling for a massive overhaul of the United States’ current approach…

Hamstringing America’s most innovative firms is no way to compete with China
Clark Packard

The United States is locked into a geopolitical competition with China over the commanding heights of the 21st century economy. Much of the competition revolves around the nexus of international…

, Washington Examiner
The Ending Platform Monopolies Act targets Big Tech
Wayne Brough

From Washington Examiner:

That raises possible legal questions because only a select few companies fall into that category. However, Wayne T. Brough, the policy director for technology and…

Coalition Urges Congress To Reject Democrat Antitrust Power-Grab
Wayne Brough

Dear Member of Congress:

We urge you to reject the package of European-style over-regulation in the antitrust bills spearheaded by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and co-sponsored by Members from…

Washington wants to weaponize antitrust law to attack “Big Tech” and it is going to backfire horribly
Wayne Brough

A series of new bills proposed in the House would, if enacted, impose the most significant overhaul of the nation’s antitrust laws in our country’s history. Specifically, the proposed legislation…

Supreme Court narrows scope of hacking law, but questions remain
Charles Duan

From FCW:

“The concern that we raised in the brief and that we’ve had for a long time is that these sorts of laws that seem targeted at highly illegitimate activity are in fact being used to…

Supreme Court Adopts Narrow Reading of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Urged by AAI
Charles Duan

The Supreme Court has reversed an 11th Circuit decision upholding a federal criminal conviction of a police officer under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) for accessing license plate…

, The Juris Lab
Amicus Briefs on the Merits for the 2020 Supreme Court Term – The Juris Lab
Charles Duan

In his majority opinion in Google v. Oracle, Justice Breyer synthesized material from multiple amicus briefs to buffer the Court’s main argument: “Amici supporting Google have summarized these…

, Rightly
Video: Epic Games and Apple battle over the future of mobile app stores
Shoshana Weissmann

From Rightly:

In this bonus interview from “Right Now with Stephen Kent,” Stephen and Shoshana Weissmann chat with James Czerniawski, a tech policy analyst at the Libertas Institute, about the…

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