BTW Articles

04 Jan

ABA Condemns President Trump’s Demand to Halt Publication of Wolff Book

Lawyers for President Trump are demanding that publisher Henry Holt “cease and desist” from the publication of a new book by Michael Wolff about the president. The publisher has announced it will publish on January 5, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher has issued a statement calling the demand a “dangerous precedent” and strongly defending the publisher.

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27 Jul
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Summer Health and Wellness Resources for Booksellers

The American Booksellers Association’s health coverage partner LIG Solutions wants booksellers to stay healthy this summer.

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25 May

ABFE Responds to Virginia Judge’s Tentative Ruling on “Obscene” Books

The American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) strongly condemns a Virginia judge’s tentative opinion that the books Gender Queer and A Court of Mist and Fury might be “obscene for unrestricted viewing by minors” and the petitioners’ preliminary injunction against Barnes & Noble and other booksellers to prevent sales of books.

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17 Mar
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ABA Releases Report Detailing Amazon’s Anti-competitive Behavior

ABA makes the case for investigating Amazon for antitrust violations, concluding that it is best for the country’s economy and its consumers that Amazon be broken up into at least four autonomous companies: retail, e-commerce marketplace platform, web services, and logistics. 

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01 Jul
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Senate Extends PPP Application Deadline to August 8; House Must Approve Extension

For the extension to go into effect, the U.S. House of Representatives would need to pass the legislation and send it to President Trump for his signature. 

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28 Aug
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ABA Provides DOJ Antitrust Division With Information Ahead of Its Big Tech Review

“It is clear that Amazon is able to use its dominance to manipulate market structures, suppress competition, and harm consumers and other stakeholders,” ABA wrote in an August 28 letter.

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14 Aug
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ABFE Free Speech Report: Antitrust and When Is a Private Company Not So Private Anymore

Here, ABA’s David Grogan looks at potential interference in the U.S. election process, recent efforts by the Kids’ Right to Read Project to halt censorship in school libraries, and more.

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06 Aug
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Indie Business Survey: Amazon Monopoly a Key Threat

The findings indicate that small business owners don’t believe the primary problems facing their businesses are technology or consumer habit but rather an uneven playing field.

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24 Jul
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U.S. Department of Justice Will Review Business Practices of Big Tech

The DOJ review could indicate a significant change in the department’s stance in antitrust enforcement.

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22 Jul

European Commission Opens Formal Investigation into Amazon

The investigation aims to assess whether Amazon’s use of sensitive data from independent retailers that sell on its marketplace is in breach of European Union competition rules.

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