OCT-09(2)

In this issue:

The Google Book Issue – The U.S. Viewpoint

Timothy Brennan, Oct 30, 2009

The Proposed Google Book Settlement: Assessing Exclusionary Effects

The Google Books matter brings to mind the increasing importance in an information-based economy of intellectual property in this case copyright and the tension many perceive between the exclusivity of IP and the openness of competition.

Einer Elhauge, Oct 29, 2009

Framing the Antitrust Issues in the Google Books Settlement

Given the proper framing, the right question to ask is: Does the Google Book settlement lower consumer welfare from what it would be without a settlement?

Randal Picker, Oct 29, 2009

Antitrust and Innovation: Framing Baselines in the Google Book Search Settlement

What is the right way to frame the competition policy baseline for assessing whether a new arrangement such as Google Book Settlement is pro-competitive?

The Google Book Issue – The European Viewpoint

 

Alex Bowtell, Isabel Davies, Florian Dietrich, Janine Seidel, Oct 30, 2009

Online Distribution of Copyright Works: Google Books in a Broader European Policy Context

Amidst the flurry of activity and policy consideration playing out in relation to the Google Books Settlement in the United States, we consider the impact on European copyright law and policy and the online distribution of copyright works in Europe.

Ian Forrester, Oct 29, 2009

Google: The Benign Monopolist?

As to the fairness of the procedure, this ambitious project, creating the most complete library and bookstore in history, would be regulated not by a law indeed it would violate a number of legal principles—but by how an American litigation was settled.

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