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Larry Downes: "Antitrust Is Back -- But The Media Industry Doesn't Need It" (Forbes)

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After decades of relative obscurity, antitrust is back in the headlines. Late last week, for example, the Federal Trade Commission announced it would not block Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, setting off a storm of outrage from armchair legal commentators...It's clear what's going on here. The real disruptor, once again, are those pesky digital technologies—the Internet, the cloud, mobile devices—and the thousands of new applications they have made possible.

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