E-book monopolies and the law

Daly, Angela (2013) E-book monopolies and the law. Media & Arts Law Review, 18(4), pp. 350-376.

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This article will examine the legality of the digital rights management (‘DRM’) measures used by the major e-book publishers and device manufacturers in the United States, European Union and Australia not only to enforce their intellectual property rights but also to create monopolistic content silos, restrict interoperability and affect the ability for users to use the content they have bought in the way they wish. The analysis will then proceed to the recent competition investigations in the US and EU over price-fixing in e-book markets, and the current litigation against Amazon in the US for an alleged abuse of its dominant position. A final point will be made on possible responses in Australia to these issues taking into account the jurisprudence on DRM in other scenarios.

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ID Code: 95067
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: e-books, intellectual property law, copyright, DRM, antittrust, competition
ISSN: 1325-1570
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 LexisNexis Butterworths
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2016 23:35
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2016 12:49

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