Audio

Audio files from all of the sessions held during the Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century that began in September 2018 and continued through December 2018 are available below. Files for hearings held in 2019 will be added as they become available.

The table lists all sessions (opening remarks, panels, presentations, closing remarks, etc.) for every hearing in the Session Topics column. To access the audio for a session, click on the session title. If you’re interested in all of the sessions from a specific hearing, click on the link to the hearing in the Hearing column.

How to listen

All audio files are in mp3 format. The easiest way to listen is to use the audio player in the browser of your computer or mobile device.

Alternatively, you can download the files, but be aware they may be quite large (between 100 and 200 MB). To download and listen to a file on an iOS device such as an iPhone, you will likely need to download the file to your computer first, then use iTunes to move it to your device.

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Session Topics Hearing Date Length
Session Topics: Labor Markets and Antitrust Policy Hearing: FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition Date:
October 15, 2018
Length:
01:19:40
Session Topics: What Can U.S. v. Microsoft Teach About Antitrust and Multi-Sided Platforms? Hearing: FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition Date:
October 15, 2018
Length:
01:47:19
Session Topics: Do the U.S. and Europe Treat Competition Cases Involving Platforms Differently? Hearing: FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition Date:
October 15, 2018
Length:
01:31:35
Session Topics: Understanding Exclusionary Conduct in Cases Involving Multi-Sided Platforms: Predatory Pricing, Vertical Restraints, and MFN Hearing: FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition Date:
October 16, 2018
Length:
01:49:42
Session Topics: Understanding Exclusionary Conduct in Cases Involving Multi-Sided Platforms: Issues Related to Vertically Integrated Platforms Hearing: FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition Date:
October 16, 2018
Length:
01:47:28
Session Topics: Nascent Competition: Economic Incentives and Business Strategies of Tech Firms Hearing: FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition Date:
October 16, 2018
Length:
00:16:46
Session Topics: Nascent Competition: The Current Analytical Framework Hearing: FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition Date:
October 16, 2018
Length:
00:29:08
Session Topics: Nascent Competition: Is the Current Analytical Framework Sufficient? Hearing: FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition Date:
October 16, 2018
Length:
00:59:20
Session Topics: Nascent Competition: Are Current Levels of Enforcement Appropriate? Hearing: FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition Date:
October 16, 2018
Length:
01:19:15
Session Topics: Nascent Competition: Investigation and Litigation Considerations Hearing: FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition Date:
October 16, 2018
Length:
01:17:30
Session Topics: Closing Remarks by Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg Hearing: FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition Date:
October 16, 2018
Length:
00:14:14
Session Topics: Welcome and Introductory Remarks Hearing: FTC Hearing #4: Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (Audio) Date:
October 22, 2018
Length:
00:11:12
Session Topics: An Overview of Innovation and IP Policy Hearing: FTC Hearing #4: Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (Audio) Date:
October 22, 2018
Length:
01:28:44
Session Topics: Understanding Innovation and IP in Business Decisions Hearing: FTC Hearing #4: Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (Audio) Date:
October 22, 2018
Length:
01:28:19
Session Topics: Competition Policy and Copyright Law Hearing: FTC Hearing #4: Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (Audio) Date:
October 22, 2018
Length:
01:49:40
Session Topics: Remarks by Drew Hirshfeld, USPTO Commissioner for Patents Hearing: FTC Hearing #4: Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (Audio) Date:
October 23, 2018
Length:
00:14:24
Session Topics: Emerging Trends in Patent Quality Hearing: FTC Hearing #4: Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (Audio) Date:
October 23, 2018
Length:
01:29:19
Session Topics: Emerging Trends in Patent Litigation Hearing: FTC Hearing #4: Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (Audio) Date:
October 23, 2018
Length:
01:29:26
Session Topics: Industry Perspectives on Innovation and IP Policy Hearing: FTC Hearing #4: Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (Audio) Date:
October 23, 2018
Length:
01:26:58
Session Topics: Economic Perspectives on Innovation and IP Policy Hearing: FTC Hearing #4: Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (Audio) Date:
October 23, 2018
Length:
01:28:04

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