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Google Books Is Not a Library

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

Unlike the Alexandria library or modern public libraries, the Google Book Search (GBS) initiative is a commercial venture that aims to monetize millions of out-of-print books.

Cable Industry Claims Collusion is Pro-Consumer: Response of NCTA on TV Everywhere

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marvin Ammori

A new scheme -- would require Internet users to pay for cable TV if they want to watch popular shows online -- appears to be the product of collusion between major programmers and the big cable, satellite, and phone companies.

Ryan Grim

Insurance Industry Antitrust Fight Headed To Conference Committee | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The insurance industry successfully fought off a Senate threat to revoke its antitrust exemption as part of health care reform, but the issue lives to...

A Simpleton Tries to Understand the Health Care Debate

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

Now, the first thing I want you to know is that I'm no health care policy expert. Far from it. But, like the rest of us, I have a body and a mind tha...

Comcast and NBC Universal: Antitrust Apocalypse?

Sam Gustin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Gustin

Federal regulators are virtually certain to scrutinize any substantial pairing of cable leader Comcast (CMSCA) and content behemoth NBC Universal, the...

Google Book Settlement 1.0 Is History

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

The parties are now going back to the drawing board to negotiate an amended settlement agreement. However, the GBS deal can't be fixed by tweaking a few details.

DOJ Says No to Google Book Settlement

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

Although DOJ recognizes that the public would benefit from greater access to books if the Google settlement is approved, it has concluded that the agreement in its current form does not satisfy legal requirements.

Busting the Health Care Trusts, One Way or Another

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Politically, economically and socially, it is not worth passing a bill that does not reduce health care costs, except to temporarily mitigate the ER as primary care status quo for 50 million people.

Jim Cramer Thinks Food, Inc. Could Inflame The Justice Dept To Take On Monsanto (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last week, Jim Cramer did a fascinating segment on the seed giant and Roundup herbicide producer, Monsanto. He posits that Monsanto could be a prime t...

Why is the Antitrust Division Investigating the Google Book Search Settlement?

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

Antitrust analysis generally starts with a definition of the affected market. The market for digital books is currently rather small, but it is growing.

Antitrust Chief Facing Resistance From Obama Admin Officials Over Industry Crackdowns

New York Times | STEPHEN LABATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's top antitrust official and some senior Democratic lawmakers are preparing to rein in a host of major industries, including airline a...

Bush v. Gore Rears Its Head (Part IV): A New Check on the Court to Defend the Rule of Law

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

The false national consensus that national security should trump constitutional protections for liberty and privacy exemplifies such collusion today.

DOJ Insurers Probe Sought By Health Care Reform Advocates

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Activists backing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are asking the Justice Department to open a wide-ranging investigat...

EU Intel Fine and New DoJ Antitrust Ambiguity Hurts America's Crown Jewel Tech Companies

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

I am sad to see one of America's greatest technology companies saddled with a record-setting $1.4 billion fine, a payment which will simply fund the E...

In Choosing Souter's Replacement, Obama Should Follow the Lead of... George W. Bush?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If George W. Bush was able to influence the Court for the next 20 years, Obama certainly should do the same.

Time for a New Antitrust?

Zephyr Teachout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zephyr Teachout

We now have an economy that we don't understand and can't seem to control even when we want to.

Lessons from AIG

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

What is vital now is that the public's righteous anger is not expressed only as "no." There are a lot of things to which We The People do need to say "no." But we need a lot of "yes's," too.

Antitrust Suits Kill Enterprises

Michael G. Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael G. Winston

Something inside has died. This distortion proves what we have long known -- that employees are not valued at all. We are pawns in a larger game.

The Return of Al Davis

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Al Davis made his return to the national sports spotlight last week when he fired head coach Lane Kiffin "for cause."

Cowboy McCain Makes Bush Look Like A Genius

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Kall

What kind of message does it send to responsible companies when losers are rewarded? The answer is, allow failures to fail, reward strong companies. Why can't members of congress get it?

Chip Wars: AMD's Persistence Starting To Dent Computing Giant Intel | John C. Abell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Trade Commission has begun a formal anti-trust investigation of Intel, a move that AMD has long sought as part of its global, take-no-pris...

Google Wraps Up $3.1B DoubleClick Deal

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc.'s long-anticipated acquisition of online ad service DoubleClick Inc. is expected to turn the Internet search leader ...

EU Skeptical on Microsoft Sharing Plan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS, Belgium — European Union regulators are expressing skepticism over Microsoft's latest offer to share more information about its produc...