Ammori has long been a leader in addressing public policy challenges for the online distribution of video. This video includes television shows, films, and user-generated content.
Powerful incumbents, from movie conglomerates to cable and phone companies, have attempted to crush the disruptive potential of video on Internet-based platforms. Their methods implicate copyright law, network neutrality, bandwidth caps and metering, set-top box restrictions, and anti-competitive agreements.
In addition to his experience on these issues, Ammori authored an important report forming the basis of antitrust complaints by leading consumer groups regarding anti-competitive “authentication” agreements. These complaints were filed shortly after announcement of the Comcast-NBC merger and influenced the focus of the FCC and DOJ merger review that resulted in merger conditions aimed at enhancing online-video competition.