Futurum analyst Shelly Kramer explores news of the establishment of a new Office of Environmental Justice as part of the DOJ, with the goal of bringing attention to the disparate effects of climate change on marginalized communities and the imperative to find effective solutions.
Ruling in Cloudflare Copyright Infringement Case Clarifies Liability Framework for Web Service Providers, Upholds DMCA Provisions
Futurum Senior Analyst Olivier Blanchard explains why Cloudflare’s legal victory in federal court last week is important to copyright infringement case law in the United States. He also explores why upholding the 1998 DMCA’s framework of liability and indemnity for companies that deliver internet services is more important than ever, as global regulatory forces begin to shift around existing IP and antitrust law.
The Problem with Congress’s 5 New Antitrust Bills Aimed at Reining In U.S. Big Tech
Last Friday, House Democrats introduced five new antitrust-style bills aimed at curtailing the market dominance of U.S. technology companies. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard breaks down the nuances of the bills, outlines the problems with each, and shares thoughts on the challenges ahead.
US Antitrust Action against Google Could Come Sooner than Expected
At the heart of Google’s US antitrust troubles is the search giant’s staggering advantage in online search: Google processes roughly 90% of all online searches in the US. But there’s a difference between hypercompetitive behavior and anticompetitive behavior, and I believe that’s what this case is about. As this plays out, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the DOJ’s antitrust case against Google rubbing up against the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling in FTC vs. Qualcomm. Interesting times ahead, to be sure.
What Qualcomm’s Landmark Antitrust Victory Against the FTC Really Means for the Mobile Industry, Investors, and Consumers
The 9th Circuit’s decision is not just a victory for Qualcomm. It is also a victory for the mobile industry at large, a victory for consumers and investors, and a victory, of course, for innovators as well. The widespread sigh of relief when the court reaffirmed over a century of fundamental IP law that Judge Koh might have otherwise upended, could be felt as much as heard around the world.
Justice Department on Big Tech: Probe, Yes | Fine, Maybe | Change, No Chance
The Department of Justice is about to launch a sweeping probe into big tech, likely looking at Amazon, Google, Apple and more for their potential restrictive practices. What does this mean for these companies?