Antitrust after Microsoft shows how dangerous it is to ignore the differences between modes of competition. -- Sam Peltzman Ph.D., University of Chicago, January 2001
David Kopel brilliantly and concisely makes the case for putting consumers first by burying antitrust . -- Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor, January 2001
About the Author
Mr. Kopel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, and received a B.A. with Honors in History from Brown University. He served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Colorado, representing state agencies in the enforcement of hazardous waste laws, solid waste laws, Superfund, and other environmental laws. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City.
Mr. Kopel has written eight books, the latest being Antitrust After Microsoft: The Obsolescence of Antitrust in the Digital Era (The Heartland Institute: 2001). He has written dozens of articles in scholarly journals, and hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles. He has appeared on Nightline, McNeil-Lehrer, and many other programs, and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Time, New York Times, Washington Post, and many other publications.
Mr. Kopels interests and writings are wide-ranging, and include constitutional law, property rights, second and fifth amendments, environmental regulation, and e-commerce. He has written on encryption, CALEA (Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act), Internet access, and the Microsoft antitrust case. In his capacity as Research Director for a state level think tank since 1992, he has solicited, edited, and promoted scores of studies on a wide range of public policy issues.
As Director of Heartlands Center on the Digital Economy, Mr. Kopel oversees production of policy studies, feature articles, and opinion editorials on issues pertaining to the role and effects of government in the emerging digital economy. He is The Heartland Institutes principal spokesperson on these issues to the media and at events.