The June report, first, deals with music streaming providers and the antitrust and competition distortion charges against Apple issued by the European Commission following a complaint from Spotify. It also analyzes recent regulatory challenges related to artificial intelligence (AI) as well as the negotiations within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on a global tax regime. Second, it turns to several cross-national activities of online platforms, focusing on strong content competition between Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max, the expansion of Disney Plus in East Asia and the shutting down of the piracy streaming website Cuevana.

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Ongoing confrontations between public regulation and global expansion of online platforms

Global watch
CEIM, GRIC
2 June 2021
Online platforms, trade agreements, artificial intelligence