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: Closing Remarks by FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter Hearing: FTC Hearing #4: Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (Audio) Date:
October 23, 2018
Length:
00:08:42
Session Topics: Introductory Remarks by FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips Hearing: FTC Hearing #5: Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law (Audio) Date:
November 1, 2018
Length:
00:10:33
Session Topics: Vertical Mergers Presentation (Presentation) Hearing: FTC Hearing #5: Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law (Audio) Date:
November 1, 2018
Length:
00:33:02
Session Topics: Vertical Mergers (Session 1) Hearing: FTC Hearing #5: Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law (Audio) Date:
November 1, 2018
Length:
01:17:44
Session Topics: Vertical Mergers (Session 2) Hearing: FTC Hearing #5: Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law (Audio) Date:
November 1, 2018
Length:
01:15:35
Session Topics: Presentations on Alternatives to the Consumer Welfare Standard Hearing: FTC Hearing #5: Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law (Audio) Date:
November 1, 2018
Length:
00:44:26
Session Topics: The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Law (Session 1) Hearing: FTC Hearing #5: Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law (Audio) Date:
November 1, 2018
Length:
01:12:20
Session Topics: Presentations: Consumer Welfare Standard Hearing: FTC Hearing #5: Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law (Audio) Date:
November 1, 2018
Length:
00:40:38
Session Topics: The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Law (Session 2) Hearing: FTC Hearing #5: Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law (Audio) Date:
November 1, 2018
Length:
01:24:00
Session Topics: Closing Remarks by FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson Hearing: FTC Hearing #5: Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law (Audio) Date:
November 1, 2018
Length:
00:11:16
Session Topics: The Economics of Big Data, Privacy, and Competition (An Introduction) Hearing: FTC Hearing #6: Privacy, Big Data, and Competition (Audio) Date:
November 5, 2018
Length:
00:24:45
Session Topics: The Economics of Big Data and Personal Information Hearing: FTC Hearing #6: Privacy, Big Data, and Competition (Audio) Date:
November 5, 2018
Length:
01:59:23
Session Topics: The Business of Big Data Hearing: FTC Hearing #6: Privacy, Big Data, and Competition (Audio) Date:
November 5, 2018
Length:
01:29:55
Session Topics: The Impact of GDPR on EU Technology Venture Investment Hearing: FTC Hearing #6: Privacy, Big Data, and Competition (Audio) Date:
November 5, 2018
Length:
00:26:57
Session Topics: Big Data Fails: Recent Research into the Surprising Ineffectiveness of Black-Box AI Hearing: FTC Hearing #6: Privacy, Big Data, and Competition (Audio) Date:
November 5, 2018
Length:
00:25:09
Session Topics: Corporate Data Ethics: Risk Management for the Big Data Economy Hearing: FTC Hearing #6: Privacy, Big Data, and Competition (Audio) Date:
November 5, 2018
Length:
00:20:16
Session Topics: Free Speech and Data Privacy Hearing: FTC Hearing #6: Privacy, Big Data, and Competition (Audio) Date:
November 5, 2018
Length:
00:20:14
Session Topics: FTC Experience with Data Markets Hearing: FTC Hearing #6: Privacy, Big Data, and Competition (Audio) Date:
November 5, 2018
Length:
00:21:45
Session Topics: Remedies for Competition Problems in Data Markets Hearing: FTC Hearing #6: Privacy, Big Data, and Competition (Audio) Date:
November 6, 2018
Length:
01:14:51
Session Topics: Antitrust Analysis of Data Hearing: FTC Hearing #6: Privacy, Big Data, and Competition (Audio) Date:
November 6, 2018
Length:
01:29:03

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