CEI Comments to FTC Regarding the Proposed Agreement with Phusion Projects, LLC

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute has had a longstanding interest in protecting and expanding consumer choice in the marketplace and in opposing overregulation of commercial speech. While we disagree with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) action against Phusion Projects (Phusion) and other companies—actions which we believe are based on anecdotal evidence and political pressure—we do believe that the agreement between the Commission and Phusion should be allowed. While other groups and individuals may call for stronger action, we believe that further action by the FTC against Phusion is unwarranted, could potentially infringe on First Amendment rights, hinder competitiveness in the marketplace and may overstep the Commission’s authority.