A Prelude to the FTC workshops. Mark Dec. 1-2, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission is holding a series of workshops titled “Can News Media Survive the Internet Age?” Competition, Consumer Protection, and First Amendment Perspectives.” The first one debuts on December 1-2, 2009.

Susan DiSanti director of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, paid a visit to our conference and offered a brief preview of the workshops to come.

Check out the press release at http://ftc.gov/opa/2009/08/news2009.shtm

“We’re very much in favor of competition,” DiSanti says, noting that as media evolves certain topics such as consumer and identity protection will be at the forefront.

Why the workshops?

“This is really our attempt to understand what is going on and move the discussion,” she says. “W e aren’t looking for a place where answers are found.”

Stay tuned.

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