April 9, 2018
Much of the political class in Washington, D.C. is currently holding its breath for the big event of the week: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s long-awaited Capitol Hill testimony, starting tomorrow morning before a joint session of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees and continuing the next day before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
March 26, 2018
Anti-technology hysteria continues to build in the European Union. Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, confirmed today that she is still considering breaking up Google into smaller companies, ostensibly to protect online competition. This follows the Commission’s proposals for “Fair Taxation of the Digital Economy” that appeared on March 21st, which seek to redefine where profits for digital companies are registered and subject to corporate taxation, as well as introducing a new “interim tax” on revenues to generate more money for the Commission’s coffers.
March 16, 2018
Congratulations are in order to our friends at Students for Liberty and their CEO Wolf von Laer on a successfully annual conference recently held here in Washington, D.C., LibertyCon 2018. In addition to the many great speakers and panels crammed into only a couple of days, SFL also recognized some of their most impressive members from around the world with awards.
March 8, 2018
Republicans on Capitol Hill are looking to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with their recently introduced net neutrality legislation, Sen. John Kennedy’s (R-LA) Open Internet Preservation Act, a companion to last year’s bill by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
January 25, 2018
Passing a Congressional Review Act resolution to nullify the Restoring Internet Freedom Order would be as bad an idea as net neutrality regulations themselves were.
December 27, 2017
In January, the Supreme Court will announce whether it will hear South Dakota v Wayfare Inc., a challenge to North Dakota v. Quill Corp., the opinion that currently limits states from reaching across their border to collect sales tax from remote businesses.
December 14, 2017
The Walt Disney Company has come to an agreement to buy most of 21st Century Fox’s assets for $52.4 billion, but before the deal goes through, it will face scrutiny from antitrust regulators. The Department of Justice (DOJ), under the Trump administration, made the surprising and misguided decision last month to sue to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, so it’s hard to predict how DOJ will react to the Disney-Fox deal. Given that the deal will increase competition in online streaming and might encourage Hollywood to keep taking risks on big-budget films, the government should let the transaction go through.
Although Disney and Fox...
December 14, 2017
Our old friends Brent Skorup and Chris Koopman of the Mercatus Center sat down earlier this summer and reviewed many of the questions relevant to the debate that’s reaching a fever-pitch this week in Washington, net neutrality.
Brent provides a solid background to the issue and debunks some persistent myths, making the case for why the Federal Communications Commission should drop its current net neutrality rules. You can read more in Brent’s Mercatus study, A...
December 11, 2017
This morning CEI released a new video on one of the hottest topics in Washington these days, net neutrality. In the video, CEI Adjunct Fellow Jessica Melugin addresses 3 common myths associated with net neutrality regulations.
The Three Biggest Myths About Net Neutrality
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December 5, 2017delay their vote on rolling back 2015...