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September 28, 2023

In Hollywood Writers’ Battle Against AI, Humans Win (For Now)

The Associated Press quoted Rob Atkinson in a story about Hollywood's writers' strike and the use of AI, saying limiting AI is unproductive. “If we ban the use of tools to make organizations more productive, we are consigning ourselves to stagnation,” Atkinson wrote on X.

September 28, 2023

Lina Khan Once Went Big Against Amazon. As FTC Chair, She Changed Tack.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Joe Coniglio in a story about the FTC's Amazon lawsuit: "Turning that claim into an antitrust violation is difficult under U.S. law. The FTC would have to show that Amazon leveraged its dominance as a marketplace to secure or try to grab a monopoly in another area."

September 27, 2023

Lina Khan’s Amazon Lawsuit Is Nothing Like Her Famous Law Article

Joe Coniglio is quoted in The Washington Post: "While there are some unconventional aspects to the case, the general categories of violations it alleges would have been cognizable for the last 40 years of antitrust," said Coniglio. "It’s hard to show consumer harm when there are low prices.”

September 26, 2023

The Fight for Net Neutrality Is Back

Axios quoted Joe Kane in a story on FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel’s announced plans to reinstate net neutrality. "Proponents of utility-style regulation of the Internet have been proven wrong by history," Kane said in a statement.

September 25, 2023

Data Silos Threaten Innovation in Key Sectors, New Report Warns

NextGov covered the Center for Data Innovation's report on overcoming barriers to data sharing.

September 25, 2023

Canadian firms in advanced sectors spend much less on R&D than U.S., global peers: Study

The Logic covered an ITIF report on Canadian R&D and how its spending stacks up against the United States in advanced industries.

September 25, 2023

How Countries Around the World Shape Their Data Policy

Marketplace interviewed former policy analyst Gillian Diebold about the Center for Data Innovation's report comparing different countries’ data policy.

September 20, 2023

American Labor’s Real Problem: It Isn’t Productive Enough

The Wall Street Journal cited an ITIF analysis showing that American manufacturers use far fewer robots than their competitors, in particular in Taiwan, South Korea, and China.

September 19, 2023

UAW Strike Collides With Biden’s Manufacturing Agenda

The Wall Street Journal quoted Rob Atkinson in a story on the United Auto Workers strike: “It takes less labor to produce an electric than a gasoline-powered vehicle. In the long run that could also weaken the UAW’s influence. There’s no real way around that. You could try to slow down the transition to EVs, but the Biden administration doesn’t want to do that.”

September 18, 2023

Bianchi Looks to Create Momentum on IPEF

Reporting on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, Politico interviewed ITIF's Nigel Cory, who noted that Democratic lawmakers wanted to use IPEF to come up with a new sort of gold standard digital trade agreement. But if they’re aiming to try and deliver something in November, this hardly lends itself to an ambitious outcome.”

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