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The Federal Trade Commission will host a two-day public workshop on "Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy" in Washington, DC on February 13 and 14, 2007. The workshop will bring together experts from business, government, and the technology sector, consumer advocates, and academics to explore...
Improving consumer access to broadband Internet service is an important goal for federal, state, and local governments. The possibility of competitive risks arising from municipal participation in wireless Internet service, however, calls for a careful analysis by policymakers considering if, and...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras today told a meeting of the Progress & Freedom Foundation that she has formed an Internet Access Task Force to examine issues being raised by converging technologies and regulatory developments, and to educate and inform the enforcement,...
By a unanimous vote, the Federal Trade Commission has determined that computer technology developer Rambus, Inc. unlawfully monopolized the markets for four computer memory technologies that have been incorporated into industry standards for dynamic random access memory – DRAM chips. DRAMs are...
Testifying today on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission before the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging, Commissioner Jon Leibowitz described the FTC’s work in the area of branded and generic pharmaceutical competition and discussed barriers that can lead to the delay of generic entry into...
Approval of motion to reopen and set aside final Commission order: The Commission has approved a motion from Liberty Media Corporation (Liberty) requesting that the FTC reopen and set aside the final order in the matter of Time Warner, Inc., et al. (Docket No. C-3709), as it applies to Liberty and...
The Federal Trade Commission today told the Senate Judiciary Committee that as the Committee considers legislation to amend the Communications Act, it should preserve the FTC’s existing authority to protect consumers and maintain competition in the broadband services industry.
Filing of Commission comments: The Commission has filed comments with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) regarding proposed rules governing continuation practice. The comments were filed in response to a January 3, 2006, statement of proposed rulemaking in which the PTO proposed to revise...
Motion to reopen and set aside final Commission order: The Commission has received a motion from Liberty Media Corporation (Liberty) requesting that the FTC reopen and set aside the final order in the matter of Time Warner, Inc., et al. (Docket No. C-3709), as it applies to Liberty and its...
Investigations closing: The Commission’s Bureau of Competition has closed its investigation into the acquisition by Comcast Corporation (Comcast) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) of the cable assets of Adelphia Communications Corporation (Adelphia), and into related transactions in which Comcast...
The Federal Trade Commission staff today sent warning letters to 34 Web site operators making claims that products advertised as natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy will prevent or treat diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, or osteoporosis. The warning letters advise these...
Two consent orders announced by the Federal Trade Commission today both resolve the competitive concerns about Chevron Corporation’s (Chevron) proposed $18 billion acquisition of Unocal Corporation (Unocal), and settle the Commission’s 2003 monopolization complaint against Unocal alleging...
The Federal Trade Commission and Spain’s Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD) today signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote enhanced cooperation and information-sharing on spam enforcement activities. Officials from both agencies will cooperate to address the...
In February and March 2005, the Federal Trade Commission, the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP), and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will co-sponsor a nationwide series of town meetings on patent reform. The first three meetings...
The attorneys general of several states (the States) today announced their submission, for approval by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, of a settlement agreement with Akzo Nobel, N.V., and its subsidiary, Organon USA Inc. (collectively, Organon), resolving the States'...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop, “Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Technology: Consumer Protection and Competition Issues,” to explore consumer protection and competition issues associated with the distribution and use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing. The workshop will be held...
Petition to reopen and modify final order: The Commission has received an application from Liberty Media Corporation (Liberty) requesting that the FTC reopen and modify the final order in the matter of Time Warner, Inc., et al. (Docket No. C-3709), as it applies to Liberty and its continuing...

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