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Big Tech's Alliance for Open Media says draft EU antitrust rules should protect licensing ‘mavericks’

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 30 Aug 2022 17:29
  • 30 Aug 2022 17:29
The Alliance for Open Media, which is backed by the likes of Apple and Google, wants EU antitrust guidance to go further in protecting "mavericks" whose royalty-free standards disrupt incumbent players.

The organization, which has developed a free-to-license video-streaming standard that has attracted EU antitrust questions, made the comments in

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent


Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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