an·​ti·​com·​pet·​i·​tive | \ -kəm-ˈpe-tə-tiv How to pronounce anticompetitive (audio) \

Definition of anticompetitive

: tending to reduce or discourage competition

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Lina Khan, and revive a doctrine that antitrust is a tool to use not just when business practices are anticompetitive, but when a single company amasses too much market power? Jeff Berman, Vox, "Big Tech needs regulation, but DC must go to school before it goes to work," 14 June 2019 Vinje said that wasn’t good enough and U.S. regulators would be better off taking guidance from German authorities, who issued a recent ruling on Facebook that took a different approach to tackling anticompetitive behavior. Washington Post, "Europe shows challenges for US regulators targeting Big Tech," 7 June 2019 And since early 2018, the Department of Justice has been investigating TicketMaster’s parent company Live Nation for anticompetitive practices. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Most Read," 12 June 2019 This week, a group of iOS developers sued the company alleging anticompetitive practices. Casey Newton, The Verge, "With an antitrust case looming, Apple’s new login tool is tempting fate," 5 June 2019 The Clayton Act of 1914 expanded the definitions of anticompetitive activity, and the same year, the Federal Trade Commission was established to break up monopolies. Madeleine Joung, Time, "Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple Could Face Antitrust Investigations. How Do Those Work?," 5 June 2019 BERLIN—Germany will relax advertising restrictions for its Olympic athletes after the country’s antitrust regulator said Wednesday that the way the country currently implements International Olympic Committee sponsorship rules is anticompetitive. Sara Germano, WSJ, "Olympic Athletes in Germany Seize Advertising Win," 27 Feb. 2019 Public Knowledge, a consumer advocacy group, said the deal posed the same anticompetitive risks that drove the federal government to block AT&T ’s attempt to merge with T-Mobile in 2011. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "T-Mobile’s Sprint Takeover Comes Under New Attack," 13 Feb. 2019 In the August filings to the FTC and FCC, the lawyers said Huawei’s exclusion from the U.S. market would be anticompetitive. Stu Woo, WSJ, "Huawei’s New Playbook in Washington: Drop PR and Hire Lawyers," 17 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of anticompetitive

1854, in the meaning defined above

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