Entries by Carl Szabo

NetChoice Commends House Subcommittee for Live Event Ticketing Hearing

Today, NetChoice commended the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for holding a hearing into the anti-consumer practices of Ticketmaster. “Ticketmaster’s anti-competitive practices present an opportunity for antitrust enforcement that would be both popular and necessary,” said Carl Szabo, NetChoice Vice President and General Counsel. “We commend the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for […]

Nationalist Josh Hawley’s FTC overhaul plan is a socialist’s dream

The Strident Conservative This Orwellian outcome to Hawley’s plan is the primary reason it is opposed by NetChoice, a trade association representing Facebook, Google, and Twitter. “Sen. Hawley’s proposals would place the entirety of FTC authority under the control of a single director, giving that person the sole power to dictate the future of American business,” vice president […]

For the tech world, New Hampshire is anyone’s race

Politico Morning Tech — “Having two federal agencies in charge of enforcing antitrust law makes as much sense as having two popes,” Lee told MT in an emailed statement. “This is an issue we’ve had hearings on in the Judiciary Committee and I think Sen. Hawley has identified a productive and constitutionally sound way forward.” (Hawley’s […]

Two Simple Facts that Lay Waste to the Antitrust Case Against Google

Medium State attorneys general and the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) are trying desperately to validate their hunch that Google is engaging in anti-competitive practices. Like a car mechanic searching for a non-serious problem he can charge you for fixing, these law enforcement agencies now have to justify their rhetoric in starting a major crusade […]

NetChoice Announces Opposition to Sen. Hawley’s Antitrust Proposals

Today, NetChoice announced its opposition to new plans from Sen. Hawley that would overhaul and politicize American antitrust law. “Sen. Hawley’s proposals would place the entirety of FTC authority under the control of a single director, giving that person the sole power to dictate the future of American business,” said Carl Szabo, Vice President and […]

NetChoice Raises Concerns with the Protecting the Right to Organize Act

Today, NetChoice pushed Congress to reject the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act because it threatens workers’ livelihoods within the growing peer-to-peer economy. “Workers join the peer-to-peer economy because they’re looking for a flexible way to make a living. The PRO Act would restrict the right of self-employment, deny workers’ choice of when and […]

Ticket transfer bill dead; issue not

The Journal Gazette Carl Szabo, vice president for NetChoice – a trade association for businesses promoting free enterprise on the internet – said he was utterly amazed at the opposition to the bill. “I feel like my head is about to explode,” he said. “Everyone is saying it’s unnecessary. But you don’t send the senior […]