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A European Perspective on Agency Agreements for the Sale of eBooks: Happily Ever After or the End of the Story?


Emma Linklater


European University Institute

May 1, 2012


Abstract:     
The aims of this paper are threefold:
• To examine the relevant product and geographic market (‘eBooks’ or ‘all books’? National, European or global?)
• To put recent antitrust activity relating to the pricing of eBooks into context
• To look at whether, given the activity detailed above, vertical restraints in the form of agency agreements could still play a role in the development of the market.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 43

Keywords: e-books, eBooks, Department of Justice, European Commission, Publishing industry, agency model, agency agreements

JEL Classification: L41, L42, K21, D43, L82

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Date posted: July 9, 2012  

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Linklater, Emma, A European Perspective on Agency Agreements for the Sale of eBooks: Happily Ever After or the End of the Story? (May 1, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2052119 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2052119

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Emma Linklater (Contact Author)
European University Institute ( email )
Via Boccaccio 121 (Villa Schifanoia)
I-50122 Firenze
ITALY
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