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The Commission has received an application from America Online/Time Warner, Inc. (AOLTW) requesting approval of a non-affiliated Internet service provider (ISP) and alternative cable broadband service agreement. Pursuant to Paragraph II.A.2 of the decision and order finalized by the Commission on...
The Federal Trade Commission today charged Warner Communications, Inc., and several subsidiaries of Vivendi Universal S.A., with illegally agreeing to fix prices for audio and video products featuring The Three Tenors. A settlement with Warner will bar future agreements to fix prices or restrict...
Presenting Federal Trade Commission testimony today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Bureau of Competition Director Molly S. Boast said the Commission has taken a lead role in promoting competition in the pharmaceutical industry and has been significantly involved in antitrust cases brought...
Marking the first anniversary of the effective date of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the Federal Trade Commission announced settlements with three Web operators for violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule). The FTC charged Monarch Services, Inc.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced it has appointed Dale Hatfield, a telecommunications consultant from Boulder, Colorado, as the monitor trustee in the America Online ("AOL")/Time Warner merger. The Commission has also approved a trustee agreement between Hatfield and AOL that gives...
The Federal Trade Commission has accepted a proposed consent order that would remedy the likely anticompetitive effects of the proposed merger of America Online, Inc. ("AOL"), the nation's largest Internet service provider ("ISP"), and Time Warner Inc. ("Time Warner"), a media conglomerate...
"The Federal Trade Commission met today to consider an enforcement action against the proposed merger of AOL and Time Warner. The parties have committed in the last 24 hours to offer new proposals to address competitive issues in connection with the proposed merger. The Commission has elected to...
In a settlement announced today by the Federal Trade Commission, Toysmart.com ("Toysmart") has agreed to settle charges the company violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by misrepresenting to consumers that personal information would never be shared with third parties and then disclosing, selling, or...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint against Toysmart.com, LLC, and Toysmart.com, Inc., a failed Internet retailer of children's toys, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts seeking injunctive and declaratory relief to prevent the sale of confidential...
The Federal Trade Commission has negotiated an agreement containing a proposed consent order designed to remedy the anticompetitive effects arising from Fidelity National Financial, Inc.'s ("FNF") acquisition of the common stock of Chicago Title Corporation ("CT"). The FTC has alleged that the...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Robert Pitofsky today told the American Bar Association that the 19th century antitrust laws on the books today are adequate to address the unique competition issues presented by the high-tech industries of the 21st century.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a proposed consent order against Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company that would resolve FTC concerns that the company’s proposed consolidation of its title plant with its only competitor in the Washington, DC market would violate antitrust laws by...
GeoCities, one of the most popular sites on the World Wide Web, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented the purposes for which it was collecting personal identifying information from children and adults. This is the first FTC case involving Internet privacy....
  Following a public comment period in which 12 comments were received, the Federal Trade Commission announced today it has made final, without modification, a consent agreement with Time Warner Inc. and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

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