Discrimination of Consumers in the Digital Single Market

Studies requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), November 2013

108 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2015

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Hans Schulte-Nölke

European Legal Studies Institute Osnabrueck / Radboud University Nijmegen

Fryderyk Zoll

Universität Osnabrück

Elwira Macierzyńska-Franaszczyk

Kozminski University

Stefan Sebastian

European Legal Studies Institute

Shaun Charlton

European Legal Studies Institute Osnabrueck

Marc Barmscheid

European Legal Studies Institute

Monika Kubela

European Legal Studies Institute

Date Written: November 20, 2013

Abstract

The study collates information on discrimination against consumers on grounds of place of residence or nationality in the Digital Single Market (DSM). Collected evidence indicates such practices as refusals to sell or discriminatory conditions depriving consumers of access to goods and services on DSM or obliging consumers to pay higher prices. The study assesses discrimination from the perspective of different areas of European law including Article 20 (2) of the Services Directive, Private International Law, Competition Law and Intellectual Property Law.

Keywords: Consumers, Single Market, Services Directive, Private International Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law

JEL Classification: K12, K21

Suggested Citation

Schulte-Nölke, Hans and Zoll, Fryderyk and Macierzyńska-Franaszczyk, Elwira and Sebastian, Stefan and Charlton, Shaun and Barmscheid, Marc and Kubela, Monika, Discrimination of Consumers in the Digital Single Market (November 20, 2013). Studies requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), November 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2560813

Hans Schulte-Nölke (Contact Author)

European Legal Studies Institute Osnabrueck / Radboud University Nijmegen ( email )

Suesterstrasse 28
Osnabrueck, 49074
Germany

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Fryderyk Zoll

Universität Osnabrück ( email )

Neuer Graben
Postfach 44 69
Osnabrück, 49074
Germany

Elwira Macierzyńska-Franaszczyk

Kozminski University ( email )

ul. JagielloDska 57/59
Warsaw, 03-303
Poland

Stefan Sebastian

European Legal Studies Institute ( email )

Suesterstrasse 28
Osnabrueck, 49069
Germany

Shaun Charlton

European Legal Studies Institute Osnabrueck ( email )

Suesterstrasse 28
Osnabrueck, 49069
Germany

Marc Barmscheid

European Legal Studies Institute ( email )

Suesterstrasse 28
Osnabrueck, 49069
Germany

Monika Kubela

European Legal Studies Institute ( email )

Suesterstrasse 28
Osnabrueck, 49069
Germany

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