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How Will the FTC Evaluate Vertical Mergers?

In September 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) withdrew its 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines. UC Berkeley economist Carl Shapiro raises concerns that the FTC’s withdrawal relies on incorrect economic arguments regarding consideration of elimination of double marginalization in vertical merger inquiry.

New Opinions on Social Media Censorship

TAP scholar Eric Goldman shares his thoughts on "NetChoice v. Paxton" in our latest blog post "Court Enjoins Texas’ Attempt to Censor Social Media, and the Opinion Is a Major Development in Internet Law–NetChoice v. Paxton"

8 New Books by TAP Scholars Are Must Reads

Recent books by TAP scholars focus on privacy, AI, patents, antitrust, national security, and cloud computing.

Legal Reforms Would Address Violations of Intimate Privacy

Courts’ powers to require online sites to remove intimate images posted without subjects’ consent are limited. In “Privacy Injunctions,” TAP scholar Danielle Citron describes legal reforms and platform policies that would limit harm to victims by supporting courts’ injunctive powers and other remedies.

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Carl Shapiro Critiques the FTC’s Withdrawal of 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines

Posted on January 21, 2022
UC Berkeley economics professor Carl Shapiro argues that the Federal Trade Commission’s withdrawal of its 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines relies on specious economic arguments regarding elimination of double marginalization.

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