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Anti-competition FreePress mocks antitrust, feigning support of video competition
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2010-01-04 18:16
FreePress, which philosophically opposes competition policy, effectively is mocking antitrust law and authorities by cynically feigning to care about antitrust and competition in calling for an antitrust investigation of "TV Everywhere" efforts to enable authenticated paying video customers the additional convenience of accessing their paid-for content on any device at no extra cost.
In their own words, FreePress is anti-competition, anti-property, and anti-business.
FreePress is making a grave mistake in cynically assuming that antitrust law enforcers are political, easily manipulated, and don't believe in over a century of real world experience -- that competition better serves consumers and society than monopolies or antitrust-regulation attempting to simulate the myriad of market decisions produced by competition.
FreePress is barking up the wrong tree if they think they can politically manipulate antitrust enforcers into abusing their law enforcement authority to advance FreePress' radical political agenda, or duping them into ignoring the law, precedent, or the facts.
Antitrust authorities weren't born yesterday. They won't fall for FreePress' gross misrepresentation of broadband or video TV markets as monopolies at risk of no competition.
Simply, FreePress doesn't seek more video distribution competition, FreePress seeks less video competition via Government regulation of all broadband distribution as public utilities and via radical abrogation of copyrights.