Speeches

Riddles and Lessons from the Prescription Drug Wars: Antitrust Implications of Certain Types of Agreements Involving Intellectual Property

Remarks presented before the Attendee of The ABA "Antitrust and Intellectual Property: The Crossroads" Program

San Francisco, California

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By: 
Sheila F. Anthony, Former Commissioner

Good afternoon, I'm very pleased to be here. I'd like to thank Howard and the ABA for inviting me. It's an added bonus that the ABA chose to hold this conference in beautiful San Francisco. I love this city. The FTC has a regional office here, so I have a great excuse to visit often.

Online Privacy Protection Testimony

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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By: 
Sheila F. Anthony, Former Commissioner

Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, I am delighted to be here this morning, and I appreciate your holding this hearing to address a topic of great importance to the American people and critical to the growth and success of electronic commerce.

The Significance of Variety in Antitrust Analysis

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By: 
Thomas B. Leary, Former Commissioner

A recent book called The Experience Economy(2) presents an imaginative view of the way in which a society matures. The authors explain that economies evolve from reliance on the production and marketing of commodities to the sale of products, then to the sale of services, and ultimately to the sale of experiences. At each stage, there is a dramatic increase in the value, and hence the price, of what is offered.

Remarks

The 36th Annual Symposium on Associations and Antitrust "Trade Assocications and Antitrust: New Issues and Challenges in the New Millennium," presented by the Trade Association and Antitrust Law Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.

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By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

A. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

1. The views that I express today are my own and not necessarily those of the Commission or any other Commissioner.

2. Philosophy of government that I try to apply to all actions I take as an FTC Commissioner:

Should Policymakers Apply a Depression-Era Tax System to the Economy of the 21st Century?

Remarks at theÊ Policy Perspectives on the Taxation of Cyberspace Conference on E-Commerce:The Law of E-Business

Denver, CO

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By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

It is a pleasure to be with you this morning. As is always the case for a Federal Trade Commissioner, it is important for me to note that my comments today are my own and in no way represent the views of the Commission or of any other Commissioner.

The Evolving Approach to Merger Remedies

As published in Antitrust Report

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By: 
David A. Balto, Former Assistant Director of Policy and Evaluation;
Richard G. Parker, Former Director

Probably no single issue currently is receiving as much attention as the topic of relief in merger cases. The question of whether there is a remedy to an anticompetitive merger and what that remedy should be is perhaps the single most intriguing and complex issue faced by the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission.

The Evolving Approach to Merger Remedies

As published in Antitrust Report

Date:
By: 
David A. Balto, Former Assistant Director of Policy and Evaluation;
Richard G. Parker, Former Director

Probably no single issue currently is receiving as much attention as the topic of relief in merger cases. The question of whether there is a remedy to an anticompetitive merger and what that remedy should be is perhaps the single most intriguing and complex issue faced by the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission.

The Two Faces of Electronic Commerce

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By: 
Thomas B. Leary, Former Commissioner

Introduction

Electronic commerce on the Internet, or "e-commerce," is a subject of compelling public interest. Billions are invested in reliance on its growth potential, the media are blanketed with stories about it, and it is the dominant theme in numerous conferences of business people and lawyers. Yet, the volume of consumer transactions on the Internet (as opposed to business-to-business transactions) is still relatively small,(2) and no one really knows whether its immense potential will be fully realized.

Unfairness and the Internet

Date:
By: 
Thomas B. Leary, Former Commissioner

I. Introduction

The theme of this conference and the title of this talk, "Unfairness and the Internet," combines two subjects of more than ordinary interest. Because the Internet is relatively new, however, and precedent is sparse, I will necessarily have to be speculative and subjective.(2) Because the past so often foreshadows the future, the best place to begin is with a brief review of the ways that the concept of unfairness has been applied in the off-line world.

Remarks

The Columbia University International Journalists Seminar

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By: 
Sheila F. Anthony, Former Commissioner

Welcome to the Federal Trade Commission! The FTC is a law enforcement agency that has been on duty since 1915, protecting consumers from unfair methods of competition and deceptive business practices.

I am one of the five FTC Commissioners and would like to give you an overview of the FTC, its missions, its organization, and where it fits into our government.

Fair Lending: An FTC Perspective

Remarks at the National Home Equity Mortgage Association's Annual Conference 2000, Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort

Orlando, Florida

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By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

As is always the case, we Commissioners need to remind our audiences that our remarks at gatherings such as this are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission or any of my fellow Commissioners.

Government Philosophy

Before I launch into the topic of the FTC and fair lending, I would like to share with you some personal observations and philosophy about government which guide my approach to decision making as a Commissioner at the FTC, as well as in my past executive roles in the federal government.

Internet Issues Facing Consumers/Citizens"

Panel Discussion at the 2000 Global Internet Summit. Center For Performing Arts, George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

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By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

Thank you to Governor Gilmore, Chairman Bliley, and George Mason University for hosting this very timely summit. Before I begin, let me say that I speak only for myself and not for the Federal Trade Commission.

Advertising And Unfair Competition

Remarks before The American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) Product Distribution And Marketing Meeting

Scottsdale, Arizona

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By: 
Sheila F. Anthony, Former Commissioner

Good Morning. I am happy to be with ALI-ABA again this year to talk about the Federal Trade Commission's ("FTC's") national advertising program.

The FTC's national advertising program is a vibrant and integral part of the Commission's mission. Over the years this meeting has served as a forum to highlight recent developments and initiatives so, I am really delighted to have this opportunity to be here today.

Vertical Issues : The Federal View

Remarks before The American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), Product Distribution And Marketing Meeting

Scottsdale, Arizona

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By: 
Sheila F. Anthony, Former Commissioner

Good afternoon. I'm very pleased to be here again. This is my third year in a row participating in this program. I always enjoy meeting with all of you and having a chance to tell you about some of the FTC's recent activities relating to distribution and marketing. This afternoon, we focus on antitrust issues arising in the context of vertical business relationships.

Truth In Advertising In Telecommunications And Electricity"

The National Association Of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Washington, D.C.

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By: 
Sheila F. Anthony, Former Commissioner

I. Introduction

Thank you Commissioner Jacobs for that introduction. I am delighted to be here this afternoon to talk with you about Truth in Advertising in Telecommunications and Electricity.

My goal today is to: 1. Provide a brief summary of the FTC's Advertising Law   2. Discuss the Joint FCC/FTC Policy Statement For The Advertising of Dial-Around and other Truth in Long Distance Services to consumers(1)   3. Describe the Commission's consumer protection position in the electric power industry deregulation debate

Dissenting Statement of FCC Commissioner Furchgott-Roth - Re: Joint FCC/FTC Policy Statement for the Advertising of Dial-Around and Other Long Distance Services to Consumers

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Dissenting Statement of FCC Commissioner Furchgott-Roth

Re: Joint FCC/FTC Policy Statement for the Advertising of Dial-Around and Other Long Distance Services to Consumers File No. (Rel. March 1, 2000)

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