by Mike Masnick
Thu, Aug 19th 2010 5:35am
A year ago, at the Congressional Internet Caucus' State of the Net West event, I was pleasantly surprised to hear Rep. Zoe Lofgren make the suggestion that an area that antitrust regulators should really be looking at is how copyright law is abused for anti-competitive reasons. Now, Glyn Moody points us to a new paper from Sean Flynn (who's been active in trying to get ACTA negotiators to answer questions) about how antitrust laws could be useful in stopping abuses of intellectual property law and improving access to knowledge. I'm not convinced this will actually work, but it's an interesting area that seems worth exploring.
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