We plan to bring some sense to the complex and contentious debates about how competition law applies to technology, and what competition policy should be when it considers powerful tech firms with strong market positions.

Our plan at CDT is to talk to companies, academics, journalists, government enforcers, and industry watchers. We’ll focus on facts. We’ll look at how customers are affected, not only on basic price competition, but also by looking carefully and analytically at concerns about squelching innovation, leveraging market power, and locking in the status quo.

We’ll start with the basic premise that antitrust law is flexible enough to address this sprawling landscape of growing companies while recognizing that the traditional pace of competition law cases — stretching over years — doesn’t work well in this rapidly-changing space.