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Sell/Buy Bundling

Sell/Buy Bundling

This note examines bundling where a firm sells content or a service and, in the process, buys the customer’s attention or data. For example,...
A Tying Perspective on Apple, the iPhone, and the App Store

A Tying Perspective on Apple, the iPhone, and the App Store

Significant attention has recently been paid to Apple’s behavior concerning the iPhone and App Store. In this paper, I employ economic theory concerning tying...
Of “Free Goods” in Digital Platform Markets

Tying of “Free Goods” in Digital Platform Markets

As dominant platforms offer related services and expand into adjacent markets, there are serious concerns for anticompetitive tying that may serve to extend their...
Can Identical Products, Bundled Together, Constitute Illegal Tying?

Can Identical Products, Bundled Together, Constitute Illegal Tying?

Can bundling identical items constitute anticompetitive behavior? Unlawful tying occurs when a seller has market control and essentially forces the buyer to purchase another...
Bundling Identical Products: An Economic Analysis

Bundling Identical Products: An Economic Analysis

This article considers whether or not the bundling of two identical products is usefully treated as a tying arrangement. Following Prof. Williams’ article in...
Google

Google’s (Non-) Compliance with the EU Shopping Decision

By Thomas Hoppner (Technical University Wildau) On 27 July 2017, the European Commission adopted a decision finding that, between January 2008 and 27 July 2017,...
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The Rise of Precautionary Antitrust: An Illustration with the EU Google...

By Dr. Aurelien Portuese (St Mary’s University London)1 Introduction The Google Android decision2 issued by the European Commission is not only unique in terms of...
E-Commerce

The Connection Between E-Commerce Law and Laws About Competition: System Logic...

The Connection Between E-Commerce Law and Laws About Competition: System Logic and Future Enforcement By Zhu Li, Zeng Youlin (Intellectual Property Courts)1 The E-Commerce Law...

UK/US: Heavy metal icon launches antitrust lawsuit against tying

On Wednesday, March 22, the heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne filed an antitrust lawsuit against producing company Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (AEG), alleging the...

Tying, Exclusivity, and Standard-Essential Patents

Posted by Social Science Research Network Tying, Exclusivity, and Standard-Essential Patents By Erik Hovenkamp (Harvard Law School) Abstract:      When a technological standard is adopted, implementers...
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