Antitrust

Epic’s Project Liberty will Harm Other Developers

By: Bridget Visconti Epic’s “Project Liberty” is anything but liberating for small app developers. In the ongoing court case between Epic Games and Apple Inc., Epic is aiming at getting government intervention to impact their bottom line, which is not the role of government in a functioning free market. Epic…

US, UK, EU, and China all launch investigations into the Nvidia-Arm acquisition

By: Bridget Visconti While Americans for Tax Reform and Digital Liberty believe that companies should be able to merge or divest without government interference, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the various antitrust laws already in place that Democrats say aren’t doing anything, are doing plenty. Concerns about the…

Keep Government out of App Stores

By: Katie McAuliffe Mobile app stores should not be the subject of an antitrust investigation. The focus of antitrust should be and has been focused on consumer welfare, not preferencing one competitor over another. Some companies trying to take advantage of new found antitrust zeal to expand their bottom line,…

Antitrust Spillover Has Already Begun

By Noah Vehafric At the recent House Antitrust Subcommittee hearing, Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) said that the proposals to change antitrust law which are under consideration by the subcommittee would not apply to the entire economy. Unfortunately, that’s just not true. At that same hearing, Commissioner of the…

NEW POLL: Americans Don’t want to Break Up Big Tech

By: Noah Vehafric On Friday, February 26, the economic intelligence and research firm Morning Consult published the results of a survey Commissioned by NetChoice to understand how the American public felt the issues of antitrust, big tech, and the need for reform. The results are telling. The…

Antitrust Hearing: Mark Missed Again

By: Noah Vehafric On Thursday, February 25, the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law held a hearing entitled “Reviving Competition, Part 1: Proposals to Address Gatekeeper Power and Lower Barriers to Entry Online”. As the name suggests, it’s the first part of a series of hearings looking…

New OpEd in Morning Consult: Antitrust Threats to Fintech

Digital liberty’s Executive Director, Katie McAuliffe, published a new OpEd in the Morning Consult discussing how the Zeal for Antitrust is threatening Finntech.  The Department of Justice has recently file lawsuit against Visa from acquiring the company Plaid – which is a company that allows users to share their…

Preconceived Conclusions Coming out of House Antitrust Hearings

by Isabelle Morales On Thursday, October 1, the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law held a hearing entitled, “Proposals to Strengthen the Antitrust Laws and Restore Competition Online.”   Chairman David N. Cicilline began the hearing by describing big tech companies as the kind of monopolies we last saw…

Where Politicians Fail, Innovation Delivers

By: Laurel Duggan American innovation has carried us through the pandemic. Tech companies have created solutions to public health emergencies while providing vital support to American businesses. Yet America’s most successful tech companies are the target of attacks from both sides of the aisle and are viewed with hostility by…