Media and Content

The easy availability of information on the Internet may lead to the commoditization of content. However, if content is free or low cost, it may be difficult for those who produce it (like journalists) to earn a living. Economists and other scholars examine this tension and suggest various solutions.

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House Passes Consumer Review Fairness Act

Law professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University, shares information on the latest developments of the Consumer Review Fairness Act. This bill seeks to stop businesses from banning consumer reviews about them.

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California Supreme Court to Hear Yelp Free-Speech Case

"You could imagine the floodgates opening up with businesses trying to do exactly what Hassell [the lawyer wanting the reviews removed] did to get rid of unwanted reviews on any user-generated content site anywhere on the Web." — Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University

Eric Goldman
San Francisco Chronicle
September 21, 2016

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The Impact of Targeting Technology on Advertising Markets and Media Competition

This paper presents a formal analysis of advertising when the Internet allows targeting of advertisements.

By: Susan Athey, Joshua Gans