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

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). 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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