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Federal Limitations on Regulating Online Marketplaces

Perhaps the most beloved twenty-six words in tech law, §230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 has been heralded as a “masterpiece” and the “law that gave us the modern Internet.” It was originally designed to protect online companies from defamation claims for third-party speech (think message boards and AOL chat rooms), but over …

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Keeping “Free Law” Free

Who should pay to store and distribute the litigation records in US federal courts? The answer is surprisingly contentious – and, by all indications, getting more so. When the general public wants to read documents in US federal litigation, the standard method is PACER – the federal courts’ electronic record system. One might think this …

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Keeping “Free Law” Free

Who should pay to store and distribute the litigation records in US federal courts? The answer is surprisingly contentious – and, by all indications, getting more so. When the general public wants to read documents in US federal litigation, the standard method is PACER – the federal courts’ electronic record system. One might think this …

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From the Digital to the Physical: Federal Limitations on Regulating Online Marketplaces

Edelman, Benjamin, and Abbey Stemler. “From the Digital to the Physical: Federal Limitations on Regulating Online Marketplaces.” Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 18-063, January 2018. → Read More: From the Digital to the Physical: Federal Limitations on Regulating Online Marketplaces

From the Digital to the Physical: Federal Limitations on Regulating Online Marketplaces

Edelman, Benjamin, and Abbey Stemler. “From the Digital to the Physical: Federal Limitations on Regulating Online Marketplaces.” Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 18-063, January 2018. → Read More: From the Digital to the Physical: Federal Limitations on Regulating Online Marketplaces

The Market Design and Policy of Online Review Platforms

Edelman, Benjamin. “The Market Design and Policy of Online Review Platforms.” Oxford Review of Economic Policy 33, no. 4 (Winter 2017): 635–649. → Read More: The Market Design and Policy of Online Review Platforms

Google, Mobile and Competition: The Current State of Play

Edelman, Benjamin. “Google, Mobile and Competition: The Current State of Play.” CPI Antitrust Chronicle (Winter 2017). → Read More: Google, Mobile and Competition: The Current State of Play

The Market Design and Policy of Online Review Platforms

Edelman, Benjamin. “The Market Design and Policy of Online Review Platforms.” Oxford Review of Economic Policy 33, no. 4 (Winter 2017): 635–649. → Read More: The Market Design and Policy of Online Review Platforms

Google, Mobile and Competition: The Current State of Play

Edelman, Benjamin. “Google, Mobile and Competition: The Current State of Play.” CPI Antitrust Chronicle (Winter 2017). → Read More: Google, Mobile and Competition: The Current State of Play

Impact of OTA Bias and Consolidation on Consumers

Online travel agencies (“OTAs,” such as Expedia and Priceline) charge hotels fees that can reach 25% or even more. In today’s post, I assess the causes of these fees as well as the tactics OTAs have used to punish hotels that object — penalizing hotels that discount through other channels, while simultaneously boosting those that …

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