Commentary: Is Collective Administration of Copyrights Justified by the Economic Literature?
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
Date Written: July 20, 2007
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
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