On Tuesday, July 23, the DOJ announced its antitrust probe into whether and how market-leading online platforms “have achieved market power and are engaging in practices that have reduced competition, stifled innovation, or otherwise harmed consumers”; on Wednesday, July 24, the FTC announced that Facebook will pay a $5 billion penalty to settle FTC charges that Facebook violated a 2012 privacy order. On Tuesday, July 30, the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee is scheduled to have an oversight of the U.S. Copyright Office hearing, at which Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office Karyn Temple will testify; on Tuesday, September 17, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer rights will hold an oversight hearing on the enforcement of U.S. antitrust laws.
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