Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


In The Case for the Digital Platform Act 1 1 Harold Feld, The Case for the Digital Platform Act: Breakups Starfish Problems and Tech Regulation (Roosevelt Institute: New York City 2019)  I argue that digital platforms form a distinct part of the economy that requires its own rules tailored to the unique features of the digital platform space, and its own regulator to police the sector. This regulator would have jurisdiction to promote competition, protect consumers, and address questions of content moderation. Rather than creating regulatory models from scratch, governments should look to the regulation of disruptive communications technologies of the past to evaluate what worked to promote values essential to our democracy and economy, and what did not work. With this experience firmly in mind, we can adapt previous regulatory models to advance our fundamental values for society

Added May 14, 2020