Speeches

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)

U.S. Implementation of the OECD E-Commerce Guidelines"

The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue

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By: 
Mozelle W. Thompson, Former Commissioner

Greeting

Thank you for inviting me to address you today. I appreciate the opportunity to participate in this year's TACD meeting and I hope you have found it to be as productive as we in the U.S. Government have. As many of you know, I have to preface my remarks by stating that my views here today do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission or other Commissioners. But I think I can say on behalf of the entire Commission and its staff that we welcome those of you from abroad to Washington and thank all of you for the opportunity to share in your dialogue.

"Electronic Commerce and Beyond: Challenges of the New Digital Age"

The Woodrow Wilson Center Sovereignty in the Digital Age Series

Washington, D.C.

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By: 
Robert Pitofsky, Former Chairman

Let me start this discussion by complimenting the Woodrow Wilson Center in its resolve to discuss issues relating to the digital age - especially as those challenges relate to the globalization of commerce. We are at the outset of a revolution in commerce, both in manufacturing and marketing, that surpasses anything we have seen since the communications and transportation developments at the end of the 19th century. The challenge to the private and public sector is to encourage that revolution, but contain the excesses that revolutions often produce.

Antitrust Law As A Balancing Act

The Tenth Annual Seattle Computer Law Conference

Seattle, Washington

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By: 
Thomas B. Leary, Former Commissioner

Introduction

I want to thank the Computer Law Conference for this opportunity to speak to you today and to share some general views on the application of the antitrust laws to the computer industry and other so-called high tech sectors.    

Remarks

The American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Workshop on "Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances: The New Federal Antitrust Competitor Collaboration Guidelines", J.W. Marriott Hotel

Washington, D.C.

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By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

Good morning to all of you attending this workshop on the draft Antitrust Guidelines for Collaborations Among Competitors. I regret that out-of-town travel has prevented me from being here to listen to the insights that you bring to bear on the draft Guidelines. But I'm delighted that the miracle of not-so-modern technology has enabled me to share with you a few thoughts about the Guidelines. For my next "remote appearance," I am contemplating morphing into a PowerPoint presentation. Stay tuned . . .

Joint Venture Guidelines: Views from One of the Drafters

Remarks before ABA/ Section of Antitrust Law Workshop: Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances: The New Federal Antitrust Competitor Collaboration Guidelines

Washington, D.C.

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By: 
Robert Pitofsky, Former Chairman

A major theme that I hope many of you subscribe to is the following: better late than never.

An FTC Commissioner Looks at Internet Privacy

Privacy In American Business Conference

Arlington, VA

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By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

It is a pleasure to be with you this morning. As is the custom when a FTC Commissioner speaks, I must tell you that I speak only for myself and not the Commission. I would like to discuss for a few minutes this morning the status of industry self regulation of privacy on the Internet; the FTC's role in bringing law enforcement cases; and the children's privacy rule we issued last month. I hope to leave the balance of my time for questions and answers.

A Common Sense Approach To High Tech

Continuing Legal Education Program Sponsored by Pillsbury Madison

San Diego, CA

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By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

It is a pleasure to be with you today in San Diego. As is always the case for Federal Trade Commissioners, 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.

There are a number of issues before the Commission and the Country that I would like to discuss today that should be of interest to you all, especially here in California -- the Internet Economy, Online Privacy and Antitrust concerns for high tech industries.

Remarks of Federal Trade Commission Chairman Robert Pitofsky*

FTC-FCC Joint Public Forum on Advertising and Marketing of Dial-around and Other Long Distance Services

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By: 
Robert Pitofsky, Former Chairman

Good morning. I would like to thank the Federal Communications Commission for working with the Federal Trade Commission to organize this public forum on the advertising of dial-around and other long-distance telecommunications services. I would particularly like to thank Chairman Kennard for the leadership he has shown in emphasizing the importance of responsible, non-deceptive advertising, and by establishing strong consumer protection policies as an important agency goal.

Some Policy Perspectives on the Taxation of Cyberspace

Address to the Federalist Society, Silicon Valley Lawyers Chapter and Corporations Practice Group

Palo Alto, CA

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By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

It is a pleasure to be with you this evening. As is always the case for Federal Trade Commissioners, 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 Effect of Global Trade on United States Competition Law and Enforcement Policies

Fordham Corporate Law Institute, 26th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy

New York City

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By: 
Robert Pitofsky, Former Chairman

Introduction

All agree that cross-border trade has grown at an extraordinary pace in the last several decades, and most predict that it will continue to grow or even accelerate in the early years of the 21st Century. One consequence of this level of cross-border activity is that mergers, joint ventures, distribution arrangements and other transactions that affect the interests of consumers in two or more (and sometimes as many as 10 or 12) nations have become commonplace.

Taxation of E-Commerce

Address to the Browning Symposium, University of Montana

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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 Federal Trade Commissioners, 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.

What Are We Learning from the Microsoft Case?

Remarks before the Federalist Society

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By: 
Orson Swindle, Former Commissioner

Good morning. I am glad to be here today to offer opening remarks to today's discussion about what we are learning from the Microsoftcase and other government antitrust cases against those in high-tech industries. Given the role that high technology, innovation, and the Internet are playing in our economic expansion, this is an opportune time to debate the future of government antitrust enforcement in high-tech industries.

Global Merger Enforcement

The International Bar Association

Barcelona, Spain

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By: 
Richard G. Parker, Former Director

I. Introduction

I want to thank the International Bar Association for inviting me to speak today about global merger enforcement. My remarks today cover current trends in merger enforcement, focusing on the increasing international nature of our enforcement efforts. As always my remarks represent my own views and not necessarily those of the FTC or any of its Commissioners.

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