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Antitrust Commission Sends Statement of Objections to Google on Comparison Shopping Service

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Antitrust/Monopoly,European Union,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Press release with links to documents related to European Commission antitrust investigation of Google for allegedly abusing its position as the dominant search engine in the European Union.  From the European Commission


Proposed Divestiture Study

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Laws/Regulations

Announces the intention of the Federal Trade Commission to undertake a study of the effectiveness of agency antitrust activity where mergers have been permitted but divestitures required. Invites public comments about the proposed action.  From the Federal Trade Commission


Competition Among U.S. Broadband Service Providers

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Telecommunications/Internet

Examines the array of choices for home Internet service, their varying speeds, and the minimal speed needed for various applications.  From the Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce


Network Neutrality Revisited: Challenges and Responses in the EU and in the US

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,European Union,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides background on the debate over network neutrality including its technological, economic, and public policy aspects, and implications for European public policy.  Also includes a comparison between the debate and policy positions in the U.S. and Europe.  From the European Parliament Think Tank


Authors Guild v. Google

Decision in favor of Google over the authors in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in the case involving mass copying of books by Google.  The judge found that Google’s use of book snippets for discovery was transformative  and did not supplant the books’ use.  From Scribd


Department of Justice Proposes Remedy to Address Apple’s Price Fixing

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Supreme Court/courts

Press release about proposal submitted to New York District Court which would mandate that Apple terminate existing agreements with five major publishers and refrain from such anti-competitive e-book distribution contracts for a period of five years.  From the Justice Department


U.S. v Apple

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Ruling by U.S. District Court Judge in New York that Apple conspired to raise E-book prices in violation of antitrust law.  From Scribd


FTC v. Actavis Inc

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

5-3 Supreme Court decision that so-called “pay for delay” deals, where drug companies pay to delay the introduction of generic competition may violate antitrust laws.  The Federal Trade Commission had argued that payments by Solvay Pharmaceuticals to delay generic competition for one of its products for 9 years were a violation of antitrust law.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University


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