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Media and Technology Committee

Media and Technology Committee


Who We Are

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 2014, for instance, we presented a program, called “Corporations and Cartels: Should You Be A Plaintiff?”

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 Co-Chairs, Ankur Kapoor and Gregory Luib.

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.

E-Bulletin. We also distribute to our members an 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.

Website and Discussion List

We communicate with our members through our website and our moderated email list, which we use 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 be involved in updating the website or recommending content for distribution on the email list, please contact Gregory Luib.

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,

Ankur Kapoor and Gregory P. Luib, Committee Co-Chairs


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 Meaghan Thomas-Kennedy.


News Sources



U.S. Government agencies:



Other sites of interest



Other government agencies


Media and Technology


Recent Newsletters


Annual Plan, Long Range Plan


Calendar

Committee Events

[Program Materials] The FTC's PAE Study: What Have We Learned?

October 18, 2016
 
Section Events

    Recent Developments in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Enforcement and Litigation

    12/05/2016-12/05/2016

    This session will examine Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) developments in both government enforcement and private litigation. The panel will discuss, inter alia, the recent increase in TCPA class action cases and recent guidance from both the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communication ...

    Hot Documents in Recent Merger Litigation

    12/05/2016-12/05/2016

    The program will cover how the government, the defense, and the courts have treated hot documents in government antitrust merger litigation. Subjects to cover include: * How have the FTC and DOJ used internal company documents to evidence likely anticompetitive affects in litigated merger challenges? ...

    Recent Developments in European Antitrust-IP Interface Issues

    12/06/2016-12/06/2016

    The session will explore recent developments in the interface between antitrust and intellectual property in Europe. Although the precise topics have not yet been chosen, this may cover issues including pay-for-delay patent litigation cases, developments regarding FRAND licensing, geoblocking and copyright, ...

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Leadership

Council Representative:

Burke, Arthur

Vice-Chairs:

Breed, Logan
Ferris, Jamillia
Kimmel, Lisa
McCurdy, Gregory
Scheele, Scott
Van Winkle, Kim

Liaison:

Armour, Courtney

Committee Roster  

Modified by Julian-Robert Wiley on November 18, 2016

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