Fall 2015 Conference

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Friday, October 9, 2015

The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law hosted a conference Friday, October 9, 2015, to discuss the future of video competition and regulation. 

The provision of video programming is changing rapidly. The universe of video providers has become more diverse, as have the forms of video programming and the platforms used to distribute video. This raises a set of questions at the intersection of innovation and policy. Which business models show the greatest promise? Will video markets look different from Internet broadband markets, and will over-the-top video become a full competitor to current cable offerings? What do these competitive developments mean for the future of regulation? What, if any, role should the federal government play in regulating video competition? Which government entities should be involved, and what principles should guide them in choosing a particular regulatory approach? How long, if at all, should they wait to adopt that approach? Does Congress need to enact or revise legislation to allow for appropriate regulation?

Speaker Presentations

Jason Bazinet, Managing Director, CITI: Industry Structure and Business Models

Joel Waldfogel, Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota: Key Policy Questions

 

Additional speakers included:

William J. Baer, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice

Jonathan Nuechterlein, General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission

U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

John Rogovin, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Warner Bros. Entertainment

Marci Ryvicker, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities

Jonathan Sallet, General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission

Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Webcast

  • The Future of Video Competition & Regulation | William J. Baer, Keynote Address
    October 09, 2015 - William J. Baer, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice gives the keynote address for Duke Law School's Center for Innovation Policy conference Friday, October 9, 2015, discussing the future of video competition and regulation. The provision of video programming is changing rapidly. The universe of video providers has become more diverse, as have the forms of video programming and the platforms used to distribute video. This raises a set of questions at the intersection of innovation and policy. Which business models show the greatest promise? Will video markets look different from Internet broadband markets, and will over-the-top video become a full competitor to current cable offerings? What do these competitive developments mean for the future of regulation? What, if any, role should the federal government play in regulating video competition? Which government entities should be involved, and what principles should guide them in choosing a particular regulatory approach? How long, if at all, should they wait to adopt that approach? Does Congress need to enact or revise legislation to allow for appropriate regulation? Leading experts from government, industry, and academia discussed these and other questions at the Center for Innovation Policy's Fall 2015 conference.
  • The Future of Video Competition & Regulation | Industry Structure & Business Models
    October 09, 2015 - A panel discusses industry structure & business models at Duke Law School's Center for Innovation Policy conference Friday, October 9, 2015, on the future of video competition and regulation. What are the most significant past and likely future changes in the forms of video programming and the platforms used to distribute video? Which business models show the greatest promise? Will video markets look different from Internet broadband markets, and will over-the-top video become a full competitor to current cable offerings? Panelists Jason Bazinet, Managing Director for CITI, and Marci Ryvicker, Managing Director for Wells Fargo Securities discuss these questions with moderator Robert McDowell, Partner at Wiley Rein.
  • The Future of Video Competition & Regulation | Key Policy Questions
    October 09, 2015 - A panel discusses key policy questions at Duke Law School's Center for Innovation Policy conference Friday, October 9, 2015, on the future of video competition and regulation. In light of realistic future market developments, what are the key legal and economic questions for the future? What legal and policy decisions on the horizon will matter most to companies involved in video? How should we analyze marketplace developments in order to determine the appropriate policy responses? What, if any, role should the federal government play in regulating video competition? Panelists John Rogovin, Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Warner Bros. Entertainment, Joel Waldfogel, Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, and Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor at University of Pennsylvania Law School discuss these and other questions with moderator Dean Brenner, Senior Vice President for Qualcomm.
  • The Future of Video Competition & Regulation | Regulatory Approaches
    October 09, 2015 - A panel discusses regulatory approaches at Duke Law School's Center for Innovation Policy conference Friday, October 9, 2015, on the future of video competition and regulation. What metrics or modes of analysis should policymakers use to determine what sorts of regulatory decisions should be made in the near future, and which can and should await future developments? Which government entities should be involved? How long, if at all, should they wait to adopt that approach? Does Congress need to enact or revise legislation to allow for appropriate regulation? Panelists Jonathan Nuechterlein, General Counsel for the Federal Trade Commission, and Jonathan Sallet, General Counsel for the Federal Communications Commission, discuss these and other issues with moderator Stuart Benjamin, CIP co-director.
  • The Future of Video Competition & Regulation | Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr.
    October 09, 2015 - U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee speaks at a conference hosted by Duke Law's Center for Innovation Policy, on Friday, October 9, 2015. This conference focused on the future of video competition. It built on changes in the marketplace as the universe of video providers, the forms of video programming, and the platforms used to distribute video have become more diverse. The conference considered what role, if any, the federal government should play in regulating video competition, including which government entities should be involved and the principles that should guide them.