Commentary: Is Collective Administration of Copyrights Justified by the Economic Literature?

U Toronto, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1001954

COMPETITION POLICY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, Marcel Boyer, Michael Trebilcock and David Vaver, eds., Irwin Law, Toronto ON, 2009

20 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2007 Last revised: 14 May 2014

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Ariel Katz

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 20, 2007

Abstract

On March 2007 Canada's Competition Bureau hosted a symposium on the interface between competition and intellectual property. This short comment responds to a paper presented by Professor Jacques Robert in which he argued that the economic literature on bundling of information goods provides a novel justification for the collective administration of copyrights and made a few other recommendations relating to collective administration of copyright. This comment critically examines this bundling argument as well as other recommendations made by Robert.

Keywords: copyright, antitrust, collective administration, regulation, internet, digital rights management

JEL Classification: L12, L41, L43, O33, Z1

Suggested Citation

Katz, Ariel, Commentary: Is Collective Administration of Copyrights Justified by the Economic Literature? (July 20, 2007). U Toronto, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1001954, COMPETITION POLICY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, Marcel Boyer, Michael Trebilcock and David Vaver, eds., Irwin Law, Toronto ON, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1001954 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1001954

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