Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, appeared on NPR’s nationally syndicated public radio program Here & Now, to discuss the Justice Department’s pending challenge to the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. You can listen to the segment here. Earlier, Sagers discussed the same case with Publisher’s Weekly.
Sagers also spoke with Bloomberg for a story about the Federal Trade Commission’s new challenge to the acquisition by Meta (Facebook’s parent company) of Within, a virtual reality game developer. Meta already owns the Oculus VR hardware firm and the popular game Beat Saber. It would enter the market for virtual reality fitness applications with Within’s popular exercise product Supernatural. The Commission’s suit alleges that the deal ends likely competition, since without it Meta would have produced fitness applications of its own.
Bravo Chris – well said. Hope that the Jugde will be able to resuscitate antitrust laws like you suggested!