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Who We Are




September 2012

Thank you for your interest in the Media and Technology Committee!

The Committee is responsible for law and policy issues that affect competition in the development and commercialization of the hardware, software, and distribution networks for voice, data, and information. The Committee’s mandate includes sectors like telecommunications, information technology, and social media. As communications and computer industries converge over time, this Committee will continue to address the legal and policy issues that confront competitors, customers, suppliers, regulators, and policymakers on issues as diverse as (i) competition among distributors and distribution media, (ii) competition among content providers, (iii) vertical integration of content and distribution, and (iv) access to intellectual property and communications networks.

We hope you will join us in our activities this year:

Programs and Teleseminars

Spring Meeting. Each year, the Committee presents programs at the annual Antitrust Law Spring Meeting. In 2012, for instance, we presented a program on privacy issues surrounding the use of mobile devices.

Informal Seminars. In addition, several times a year, the Committee presents informal seminars or “brown-bag sessions.” We also sponsor, from time to time, more formal teleseminars that provide participants with CLE credit.

If you are interested in presenting a seminar topic, or if you would like to suggest a topic, please contact the Committee chair, Art Burke.

Publications

Treatises (e.g., Antitrust Law Developments, Telecom Antitrust Handbook). The Committee plays an active role in drafting and updating the Section’s preeminent reference work, Antitrust Law Developments, as well as taking part in drafting other relevant treatises and reference materials. If you would like to assist, please contact Ankur Kapoor.

Icarus. We welcome article submissions for our newsletter, Icarus. If you are interested in contributing or assisting in Icarus’s publication, please contact Sujal Shah or Emilio Varanini.

Monthly e-Bulletin. We are also working toward distributing to our members a monthly e-bulletin that summarizes recent key cases and developments, and we are actively seeking members’ participation in this effort. If you would like to help us, please contact Art Burke or Megan Jones.

Website and Discussion List

Committee Website. We welcome volunteers’ assistance in keeping our website updated. If you have suggestions or would like to help, please contact Dana Wagner.

Committee Discussion List. We use our moderated discussion list to distribute the Committee newsletter and e-bulletin, to share information about upcoming Committee programs, and to discuss news of interest to our members. If you would like to volunteer or recommend content for distribution using the Committee Discussion List, contact Jason Daniels.

Please reach out to us to take part in any of these projects or to let us know of any other ideas you might have. We welcome your participation, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Arthur J. Burke, Committee Chair


Links



This page is designed to provide you with current links to some computer and software industry and e-commerce hot spots on the Internet. The list is not exhaustive; nor is it limited to only those sites dedicated to computer or software industry or e-commerce antitrust or trade regulation.


If you have any suggestions about possible links, please contact Jason Daniels or Dana Wagner.



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Annual Plan, Long Range Plan


Calendar

Section Events

    Competition Litigation Around The World - Part 3:

    09/18/2014-09/18/2014

    This is the third chapter in our new series on "Competition Litigation Around the World". The program will provide an overview of private antitrust litigation in the United Kingdom, and critical analysis of recent developments of importance, including the growth in private antitrust litigation in the ...

    SEPs Around the World.

    09/22/2014-09/22/2014

    Antitrust enforcement regarding patent holders' assertions of standard essential patents (SEPs) has been a hottopic in the US and, increasingly, globally. In the US, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division have issued enforcement decisions policy statements, and European and Asian authorities ...

    Meet the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the FTC.

    09/23/2014-09/23/2014

    In October 2013, Prof. Martin Gaynor joined the Federal Trade Commission as Director of Bureau of Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. In this program, Prof. Gaynor will talk about his experience at the FTC, including his thoughts on efficiencies, mergers in high-tech industries, and the role of ...

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Leadership

Chair:

Burke, Arthur

Council Representative:

Levine, Gail

Vice-Chairs:

Jones, Megan
Kapoor, Ankur
Lawrence, Michael
Scheele, Scott
Turetsky, David
Waldman, Craig

Committee Roster  


Collaboration and Competition in Technology

Information at the Intersection of Technology and Competition Law
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Newsletters

You are cordially invited not only to read the Newsletters, but to write for them as well. If you have any questions, please contact an officer of the Committee.
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Programs

Upcoming and past programs sponsored by the Committee.
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