Pressure on TikTok Grows from Snap

Although TikTok has won a temporary injunction from the Trump Administration’s effort to bar the company’s collection of U.S. users’ data, the political pressure is now being supplemented by new competition. Snap, an independent public company, announced the release of Spotlight, a service that will functionally mirror the social video feeds that predominate as TikTok’s […]

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Facebook Pushes Forward with App Integration

Campaign trails converge with economic realities to recognize the need to manage megamergers Last year the New York Times reported that the FTC had been making initial efforts to enjoin Facebook from technically integrating the communications platforms it acquired through merger, enabling regulators or Congress an opportunity to revisit the appropriateness of these mergers. The […]

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NCAA Reverses Course and Agrees to Let Student Athletes Commercialize their Identity

In a change that started with a dispute over EA Sports collegiate video games, the NCAA Board of Governors yesterday voted unanimously “to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.” There is a caveat in the new policy that the exploitation by the athletes […]

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Time for an Antitrust Policy in the Public Interest of Competition, Diversity, and Localism

In the October 26, 2019 Copyright and Technology Blog, Bill Rosenblatt offers a very thoughtful and helpful discussion of the expanding conflict between the six major publishers and the U.S. public library system. This conflict is extremely troubling because it presages a growing divide between free, publicly available content and content protected behind rapidly expanding […]

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Recession and the Gig Economy

News is starting to percolate that global disruption, tax giveaways, a ‘crash out’ Brexit, and trade wars are destabilizing an economy under strain from disparate wage growth and technological disruption. As CNN reports, “It’s gonna take awhile for American farmers, and US businesses that have been affected by the trade war with China, to get […]

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