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Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Comcast-Time Warner Proposed Merger - CPI Special Issue

The Comcast-Time Warner Proposed Merger

  1. Allen Grunes, Maurice Stucke, Apr 14, 2014

    The Beneficent Monopolist

    Notwithstanding Comcast’s and TWC’s assertions, combining two monopolies does not yield better service, lower retail prices, more innovation, and greater choices for consumers. Allen P. Grunes (GeyerGorey LLP) & Maurice E. Stucke (Univ. of Tennessee College of Law)

  2. Geoffrey Manne, Apr 14, 2014

    Beneficence is Beside the Point: The Antitrust Realities of the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

    Properly understood, the proposed Comcast/TWC merger presents no competitive concerns. Geoffrey Manne (International Center for Law and Economics)

  3. Jarod Bona, Apr 14, 2014

    The Comcast-TWC Merger: Limit the Government’s Options

    It would serve competition and antitrust if the antitrust agency didn’t have the option of the shiny, but dangerous, tool known as a conduct remedy. Jarod Bona (Bona Law PC)

  4. Jamillia Padua Ferris, Amanda Wait, Apr 14, 2014

    Analysis of Changes in Bargaining Power in DOJ/FCC Review of Comcast/Time Warner

    The agencies likely will focus their reviews of potential anticompetitive effects on how the expansions of the pay television and broadband networks affect Comcast’s incentives in dealing with content providers. Jamillia Ferris & Amanda Wait (Hunton & Williams LLP)

  5. Adam J. Miller, Apr 14, 2014

    Widgets All the Way Down

    While most transactions are challenged because they are alleged to have unilateral or coordinated effects, whether this cable deal is challenged may turn on vertical issues. Adam J. Miller (Fredrikson & Byron)

  6. Anant Raut, Apr 14, 2014

    Beyond Comcast-Time Warner Cable: The Fragmentation of the American Internet

    The fate of Comcast-Time Warner Cable is almost an afterthought for web content creators, who are facing a much more existential threat. Anant Raut


Media Plurality Regulation—Antitrust Lessons

  1. Martin Cave, Apr 14, 2014

    On the Relationship Between Media Plurality Legislation and Competition Law

    At the level of measurement, and, particularly, in the choice of remedies, there are lessons to be learned from competition law which can be applied to the regulation of plurality. Martin Cave (Imperial College Business School & the U.K. Competition Commission)


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