Speeches

Remarks

The Columbia University International Journalists Seminar

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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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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)

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.

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