How Can Software Interoperability Be Achieved Under European Competition Law and Related Regimes?

Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 2014, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 6-19.

20 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2014

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Inge Graef

Tilburg Law School; Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT); Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

Date Written: October 1, 2013

Abstract

While software interoperability can be achieved under European competition law, there may be a need for more structural measures. Some are envisaged by the European Commission in the Digital Agenda and could be imposed through legislation in the context of intellectual property. In parallel, soft law measures may be adopted to encourage dominant undertakings to give access to their interfaces.

Keywords: Interoperability, Abuse of dominance, Intellectual property law, Digital Agenda

Suggested Citation

Graef, Inge, How Can Software Interoperability Be Achieved Under European Competition Law and Related Regimes? (October 1, 2013). Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 2014, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 6-19. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2375115

Inge Graef (Contact Author)

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