Commentary: Is Collective Administration of Copyrights Justified by the Economic Literature?
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: copyright, antitrust, collective administration, regulation, internet, digital rights management
JEL Classification: L12, L41, L43, O33, Z1
Date posted: July 27, 2007 ; Last revised: May 14, 2014