IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this book chapter

Das deutsche Buchpreisbindungsgestz aus ökonomischer und europarechtlicher Perspektive

In: List Forum Band 30

Listed author(s):
  • Andreas Bielig
  • Andreas Friedrich Knoth
Registered author(s):

    The commitment to fixed book prices by law in Germany intents a protection of a variety of cultural aspects associated with producing and reading books. However the underlying line of arguments is based on diverse assumptions concerning for instance cross-subsidizing and resale infrastructure which are seriously questionable. The attainment of the political aims of the resale price maintenance system is now contained in the new german law as guaranties for a great variety of literal work and conservation of a tight network of small resalers offering books lies beyond the possibilities and impact of the legislative kind of regulation. From a legal perspective also the former nonconformity with European Law complained by the European Commissioncould be 'solved' only on the basis of opening the system due to exeptions for books from other European Union Member States resulting in a dilution of the intended homogeneity and fairness of the whole resale price maintenance system. (Original text only available in german language)

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    in new window

    This chapter was published in:
  • List Gesellschaft e.V., 2004. "List Forum Band 30," List Forum, List Gesellschaft e.V., edition 1, volume 1, number 30 edited by List Gesellschaft e.V., Enero-Jun.
  • This item is provided by List Gesellschaft e.V. in its series List Forum Chapter with number 30-08.
    Handle: RePEc:lst:lfchap:30-08
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    postal:c/o Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf

    Phone: + 49 (0) 211-81-10240
    Fax: + 49 (0) 211-81-15499
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    Order Information: Email:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:lst:lfchap:30-08. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Lukas Wnuk Lipinski)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.