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Antitrust and Copyright Collectives – an Economic Analysis

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  • Zablocka, Adrianna
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    The activity of the copyright collecting societies had been scrutinized by many antitrust authorities. The paper presents the decision taken by the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), which deals with abusing practices of Polish copyright collective society – ZAiKS. The paper concentrates on the economic aspects of the decision from the President of UOKiK.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 23987.

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    Date of creation: 2008
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    Publication status: Published in Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies 1.Volume(2008): pp. 151-165
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:23987

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    Keywords: collecting societies; copyright; antitrust; transaction costs; welfare;

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