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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

    Antitrust Law 2017 Spring Meeting

    03/28/2017-03/31/2017
    Marriott Marquis
    Washington

    Hotel Reservations (ABA Rate): Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Early Registration Rate: Sunday, February 5, 2017 Online Registration: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:00 (CST) Welcome, Please join your friends and colleagues from over 60 countries in Washington, ...

    Merger Control and Innovation

    04/25/2017-04/25/2017

    Antitrust agencies are now alive to innovation's role in merger analysis. Its significance can only increase, keeping pace with the digital age. Given its recognition as a key competitive parameter and ability to impact merger outcomes, this discussion will explore the changing tide and future trends ...

    Consumer Privacy & Data Security Developments

    04/26/2017-04/26/2017

    This hour-long session provides privacy law practitioners with timely and relevant updates on consumer privacy and data security activities covering regulation, legislation, and litigation in both the United States and international. FREE: Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees, ...

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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 February 6, 2017

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