Luckily, bots’ conquest of knowledge is not yet complete

D. Coyle, here.

Diritti TV, rigettate linee guida Lega Calcio assegnazioni 2018-2021

Provvedimento qui.

(Already on my next year's syllabus...)

Irish competition watchdog to investigate sale of tickets for live events

IrishTimes, here

How the Internet Got Donald Trump Elected

IICom, here

AAI urges the Supreme Court to reverse decision sharply restricting the patent exhaustion doctrine.

Press Release, here.
Amicus Brief here

Compliance Programs – The Italian Competition Authority Highlights the Importance of an Effective Implementation and Update

McDermott Will & Emery, here

Korean Ruling Places Qualcomm’s Business Model at Risk

Mintz Levin, here

It’s Official: TRIPS Health Amendment In Effect, First Ever To A WTO Agreement

IP-Watch, here

Experten im Bundestag: "Soziale Netzwerke verdienen sehr gut an Fake News", hier

Hollywood Anti-Trust Probe in Europe Might Be Softened, Commissioner Vestager Hints

Variety, here

Google Privacy-Policy Change Faces New Scrutiny in EU

WSJ, here and here.

President Trump Told That Strong Copyright Laws Are in His Interest

TorrentFreak, here

Hinweise zum Preisbindungsverbot im Bereich des stationären Lebensmitteleinzelhandels

Bundeskartellamt, hier

Guidelines on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in a world of Big Data

Council of Europe, here

Rise of the Digital Regulator

R. Van Loo, here

Competition Law Risk

CMA and IRM, here

Antitrust Policy for a New Administration

M. Ohlhausen, here

General Opinion on the EU Copyright Reform Package

European Copyright Society, here

Avoiding disqualification: advice for company directors

CMA, here

Kartellgesetz-Novelle stößt bei Experten auf ein geteiltes Echo

Deutscher Bundestag, hier

TransAlgo : une plate-forme scientifique pour juger de la transparence des algorithmes

Sciencesetavenir, ici

Portugal Asks European Court To Determine What Criteria Are Required For Discriminatory Pricing To Be An Abuse Under Article 102 TFEU, here

Google, Mobile And Competition: The Current State Of Play

B. Edelman, here

Competition Law and Big Data: Do Competition Authorities Know How To Do It?

A. Lamadrid, S. Villiers, here

EC seeks feedback on commitments offered by Amazon in e-book investigation

Press release, here

BMW changes policy on car comparison sites following CMA action

CMA, here

The Silver Lining Of Anti-Globalism Might Be The Creation Of A True Digital Economy

D. Rushkoff, here

GDPR and accountability (for accountants)

E. Denham, here.

AI: Aufstieg der Computer-Gehirne

FAZ, hier

EC welcomes steps taken by Amazon/Audible and Apple to improve competition in audiobook distribution

Press Release, here.

(Investigation opened in Germany the 16 November 2015: that was quick!)

Economics in Antitrust Enforcement and the Private Benefit of Scholarly Commentators

J. Broulik, here.

This almost 6-year old post is still rather apropos, if I may.

MIT Media Lab to participate in $27 million initiative on AI ethics and governance

MIT News, here

Access to data and competition

Interview with A. Mundt, here

Artificial Intelligence at WEF17

Video here.

"the market is not the right way to make certain decisions"
"most engineers don't even know why governments exist"
"a corporation is a kind of AI, already "

Transparency and Trust in the Cognitive Era

IBM, here

The distributed future is personal

D. Searls, here

Mallinckrodt Will Pay $100 Million to Settle FTC, State Charges It Illegally Maintained its Monopoly of Specialty Drug Used to Treat Infants

FTC, here.

Artificial Intelligence: Balancing Opportunity and Responsibility

WEF17, Accenture, Video here.

WEF Davos: Who Will Own The Knowledge Produced From “Our” Data By Machines?

IP-Watch, here.

On technology and competition

Interview with W. Allan, here.

Why Is Everyone Talking About Algorithms?

DiscoverSociety, here

Une intelligence artificielle globale et agnostique peut-elle exister ?

Numerama, ici

App Store app prices to rise in the UK by >25% following Brexit exchange rate fluctuations

9to5mac, here

Qualcomm allegedly bribed Apple into not making a WiMAX iPhone

TheVerge, here

Trump, Corporatism, and the Dearth of Innovation

E. Phelps, here

VW Diesel Rigging Compared to Horse-Meat Lasagna by Court

Bloomberg, here

FTC Charges Qualcomm With Monopolizing Key Semiconductor Device Used in Cell Phones

FTC,  here. Qualcomm's response here.

Five things you should know about Charles Dickens and copyright law

Trademarkandcopyrightlawblog, here

Your research can help the FTC protect consumers

L. Cranor, here

Drugmakers Manipulate Orphan Drug Rules To Create Prized Monopolies, here

L'usine du futur


Devices sprout ears

The Christian Science Monitor, here

New approach needed to tackle rising drug prices

OECD, here

Proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications

EC, Presentation here

Kartellsünder zahlen Bahn 400 Millionen Euro, hier

Pokémon Go generated revenues of $950 million in 2016

VentureBeat, here

The Missing Role of Economics in FTC Privacy Policy

J. Cooper, J. Wright, here

Trump’s vision for behavioral science in the White House is anyone’s guess

NewYorker, here.

"The President-elect, it turned out, had a gift for the behavioral arts. He intuitively grasped “loss aversion” (our tendency to give more weight to the threat of losses than to potential gains), and perpetually maximized “nostalgia bias” (our tendency to remember the past as being better than it was). He made frequent subconscious appeals to “cultural tightness” (whereby groups that have experienced threats to their safety tend to desire strong rules and the punishment of deviance), and, perhaps most striking, his approach tapped into what psychologists call “cognitive fluency” (the more easily we can mentally process an idea, such as “Make America great again” or “Lock her up!,” the more we’re prone to retain it). Even his Twitter game was sticky: “Crooked Hillary!” “build the wall.”

Ces avantages majeurs que détient Amazon par rapport à ses concurrents Google et Apple en matière d’innovation

F. Marty, ici (et ici). 

Facebook to roll out fake news tools in Germany

BBC, here

Why Los Angeles made an Alexa skill, and what the city wants to do with it

VentureBeat, here

European Commission finally admits their copyright proposal would levy a link tax for articles shared on social media

OpenMedia, here

6 areas of artificial intelligence to watch closely

N. Benaich, here

Microsoft-Chef Nadella: Künstliche Intelligenz ist eine demokratisierende Technik, hier

What if we could reimagine copyright?

 R. Giblin & K. Weatherall, here


"So to you, our dear readers who took the time to join this endeavor, we thank you. Few get excited about antitrust anymore. But apathy has a price. We cannot assume that the digitized hand will always protect our welfare. It is ultimately up to us to start asking our elected officials and agencies what they are doing to prevent these scenarios from happening." 

Updated Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property

FTC, DOJ, here.

(Still "curiously unhelpful", at first glance).

Bornes pour voitures électriques : l’Open Data devient la règle, sauf pour les données en temps réel

NextImpact, here

A Future That Works: Automation, Employment, and Productivity

McKinsey, here

The Watchers: Assaults on privacy in America

J. Shaw, here

“OK Facebook”—Why stop at assistants? Facebook has grander ambitions for modern AI

ArsTechnica, here

Artificial Intelligence - Law, Policy, & Ethics eJournal


Turkish Competition Authority fines

Dailysabah, here

Autonomy and the Collection of Personal Data: Measuring the Privacy Impact Google’s Privacy Policy Change

J. Cooper, here.

A User-Centered Perspective on Algorithmic Personalization

A. Lange,  R. Coen, E. Paul, P. Vanegas, G. Hans, here

Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability

Association for Computing Machinery, here.  

Software Copyright Litigation After Oracle v. Google

J. Band, here

U.S. appeals court revives Apple App Store antitrust lawsuit

VentureBeat, here.

Global Risks Report 2017: Emerging Technologies

WEF, here

New rules for robots backed by European Parliament committee, here

A course for these troubled times: Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data

C. Bergstrom and J. West, here

Europe’s Data Marketplaces – Current Status and Future Perspectives

IDC, Open Evidence for the EC, here

EPA: Fiat Chrysler diesels have illegal software to thwart emissions controls

ArsTechnica, here

Bayer says had productive meeting with Trump over Monsanto deal

Reuters, here

Bundeskartellamt verhängt Bußgelder wegen vertikaler Preisbindung bei Möbeln

Bundeskartellamt, hier. Fallbericht hier.

"Teilweise ergänzt wurde die Praxis um spezielle „Spielregeln“ für den OnlineHandel, deren formuliertes Ziel es war, ein festes und stabiles Preisgefüge am Markt durchzusetzen und deren Einhaltung überwacht und mit dem Mittel der Androhung und Umsetzung von Liefersperren bzw. der Kündigung der Liefervereinbarung durchgesetzt wurde."

France’s ‘right to disconnect’ is a nice idea, but it’s also pretty vague

TheVerge, here

The Problem with Legacy Ecosystems

M. Wessel, A. Levie, R. Siegel, here

Enter the Data Economy

EPSC Strategic Notes, here.

Amazon changes pricing practices and pays $1.1 million to settle price advertising case

Competition Bureau, here

Flying cars: transforming a dream into reality

WIPO Magazine, here

Data-Driven Discrimination at Work

P. Kim, here

The demand for AI is helping Nvidia and AMD leapfrog Intel

TheVerge, here

Nobel Laureates: Eliminating Rent Seeking and Tougher Antitrust Enforcement Are Critical to Reducing Inequality

Promarket, here

Who’s responsible for building trust with personal data?

Nesta, here

Windows 10 et vie privée : un nouveau panneau de contrôle en préparation

CNetFrance, ici

Datenschützer schliesst Sachverhaltsabklärung zu Windows 10 ab

Eidgenössischer Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragter (EDÖB), hier

Paid Internet advertising in the EU

Eurostat, here

Android, iOS and Market Power – What Does Mobile Platform Competition Really Look Like? – Part Ii, here

How Your Medical Data Fuels a Hidden Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

Time, here

‘AI-powered’ is tech’s meaningless equivalent of ‘all natural’

TechCrunch, here

Privacy in Mobile Devices and Web-Applications

DG-JRC, here (p. 36 ff.). 

Mobile Apps Study

FPF, here

The Constitution Says Nothing About Behavioral Economics

WSJ, here

Why Fake News Is An Antitrust Problem

Forbes, here

The impact of artificial intelligence on the travel industry

Econsultancy, here

Data capitalism is cashing in on our privacy . . . for now

FT, here

Behavioural Insights at the United Nations

UNDP, here

EU proposes rules allowing media companies to freeze out ad blockers

FT, here

Proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications

EC, here

Daten in Österreich, hier

Communication on Building a European Data Economy

EC, here; Commission Staff Working Document (49 pp.), here

Most Exponential Law Firms 2025

R. Talwar, A. Whittington, here

France does not currently need the new 3D printing laws that parliament is considering, say experts, here

What if the iPhone had never arrived?

TechCrunch, here.

‘Alexa, are voicebots taking over?’

VentureBeat, here.

Top Economists Grapple With Public Disdain for Initiatives They Championed

WSJ, here

The mind-blowing AI announcement from Google that you probably missed.

freeCodeCamp, here and here

The Humans Working Behind the AI Curtain

HBR, here

Behavioural economics – a critique of its policy conclusions

P. Booth, here

Flight Centre: Australian High Court finds agent competed with principal and breached cartel laws

J. Clarke, here

Take Me to Tomorrowland: The Cloud, Big Data, and the Internet of Things

V. Mosco, Video here

European civil law rules in robotics

EP, Study, here

I have seen the future: Alexa controls everything, here

F.B.I. Arrests Volkswagen Executive on Conspiracy Charges in Emissions Scandal

NYTimes, here

Regard d’un prix Nobel d’économie sur la politique concurrentielle

T. Schrepel, ici

Why go long on artificial intelligence?

N. Benaich, here

Deezer Hires Facebook, Spotify Managers to Fight Bigger Rivals

Bloomberg, here

Data Could Be the Next Tech Hot Button for Regulators

NYTimes, here

Uber Extends an Olive Branch to Local Governments: Its Data

NYTimes, here

What does 2017 hold for open data initiatives?

TheGuardian, here

EC-Karten-Kartell kommt vor den Kadi, hier

Algorithms and competition

M. Vestager, here . Large friendly letters? "It's true that the idea of automated systems getting together and reaching a...