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Antitrust Law in the New Economy

Google, Yelp, LIBOR, and the Control of Information

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$54.50 • £43.95 • €49.00

ISBN 9780674971424

Publication Date: 02/01/2017


336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone


Patterson’s book does a very good job—perhaps the best I have seen—on how the information economy is shaped by dominant information providers such as Google, Facebook, and others.—Jennifer A. Manner, Georgetown Law Technology Review

An innovative and brilliant book.—Margherita Colangelo, Roma Tre Law Review

Smart, useful… If you are a lawyer or a professor interested in antitrust cases, this is a book to get—it will be a valuable resource and is worth every penny.—Gregory P. Nowell, Tulsa Law Review

Professor Patterson offers a comprehensive and insightful analysis based on the proposition that antitrust law should take seriously information as a product in itself. Antitrust Law in the New Economy will inform and generate debate about the important issues concerning competition in today’s information economy. The book’s argument that antitrust law should limit the freedom of dominant information providers to design and use their products to gain competitive advantages makes it required reading for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and regulators around the world.—Barry Hawk, Fordham University School of Law

A fascinating and truly innovative book that offers a much-needed, fresh view of information markets. Proposing a new (and broad) understanding of information power as market power, Mark Patterson cuts through the sometimes pointillistic discussions of the new digital challenges in the established boxes of false advertising and consumer protection law and offers new solutions to a wide range of difficult issues under the regime of antitrust law. Controversial issues like manipulated search results, ratings, misleading information on comparison sites, or the deliberate maintenance of uncertainty on the validity of patents suddenly appear in a new light. While testing the limits of antitrust law, this book will significantly advance the debate on the right legal framework for digital markets—both in Europe and in the United States.—Heike Schweitzer, Free University of Berlin

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