What Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger. Legal Evolutionism and the Unusual Case of Google News

Forthcoming Italian Antitrust Review 3/2015

5 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2015

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Massimiliano Granieri

University of Brescia - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Date Written: September 27, 2015

Abstract

The Google News case offers an enticing perspective for scholars interested in investigating the reasons that explain legal change. The case adds to the history of copyright and to the relationship between technological progress and regulatory responses, concurring to a possible reconstruction of how legal systems adapted over time. This short papers supports the view that evolutionism applied to law provides a convincing paradigm to describe (and possibly predict) the interaction of intellectual property protection, spontaneous private ordering and state intervention.

Keywords: Google News, Copyright, Snippets, Neighboring rights, Legal change

JEL Classification: K21, L43

Suggested Citation

Granieri, Massimiliano, What Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger. Legal Evolutionism and the Unusual Case of Google News (September 27, 2015). Forthcoming Italian Antitrust Review 3/2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2666206 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2666206

Massimiliano Granieri (Contact Author)

University of Brescia - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering ( email )

Via Branze, 38
Brescia, 25123
Italy

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