Two Government Proposals Threaten Intellectual Property Rights

Zvi Rosen

November 9, 2020

The federal government is one of the most important customers for goods which rely on patent protection, and sometimes the government may use its unique power to the disadvantage of patent owners.

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Section 230 Legal Issues: The FCC’s Authority and the First Amendment

Randolph May

November 3, 2020

Governing the Internet: The FCC has the rulemaking authority to clarify the meaning of Section 230, and that narrowing Section 230 is not necessarily a First Amendment violation.

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The DOJ’s Weak Case Against Google

Neil Chilson

October 27, 2020

Governing the Internet: Antitrust enforcement can ensure competitive markets that benefit consumers. But politicized antitrust benefits a few companies and politicians at the expense of everyone else.

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The FCC Should Not Engage in Section 230 Rulemaking

Jennifer Huddleston

October 6, 2020

Governing the Internet: An FCC decision to engage in changing Section 230 would not only be concerning for First Amendment principles, but also should raise concerns about the expansion of the administrative state and the intrusion of government into private actions.

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The FCC Should Address Distortions of Section 230

Rachel Bovard

September 22, 2020

Governing the Internet: The current application of Section 230 has reversed its intended effect, prioritizing the speech rights of platforms over and above those of their users—and at a scale that distorts the information access, free thought, and market access for billions.

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The Irresponsibility of the Socially Responsible Corporation

J. Kennerly Davis

September 15, 2020

The fiduciary duties of corporate directors and officers require that they always act in a responsible manner to promote the best interests of their corporation and its shareholders, and never act to promote their personal interests, or the interests of third parties, that are inconsistent with the best interests of their corporation and its shareholders.

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Big Tech & The Whole First Amendment

Craig Parshall

August 14, 2020

Governing the Internet: Congress should create free-speech conditions for liability protections for market-dominant tech platforms whose trade is third-party content.

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FCC’s O’Rielly on First Amendment & Fairness Doctrine Dangers

Neil Chilson and Adam Thierer

August 6, 2020

Governing the Internet: Plenty of people claim to favor freedom of expression, but increasingly the First Amendment has more fair-weather friends than die-hard defenders.

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Replacing Too Big to Fail with Safe to Fail

Wayne A. Abernathy

July 16, 2020

Rejection of the idea that any bank is too big to fail (TBTF) is currently universal among U.S. policymakers. Yet some apprehension persists that this policy consensus may be fragile. That apprehension may continue until worries of too big to fail are replaced with confidence that U.S. banks are safe to fail.

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To Combat Long-Term Unemployment, Policymakers Should Embrace the Gig Economy

Alexander MacDonald

July 14, 2020

To prevent a massive, long-term depression, policymakers must help get people back to work. But ironically, one of their best tools for doing so may be the one they’ve spent the last six months attacking: the so-called gig economy.

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