Contracting for online content production and distribution: competition and contract law perspectives (Funded by the Academy of Finland)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Layman's description

Online distribution of content (e.g. books, music, films) fails to meet its full potential in terms of availability and pricing of content. The objective of the project is to identify and address problems in the legal framework that governs contracting practices in the EU concerning online content distribution. A special attention is given to the EU digital single market strategy proposals. Problematic issues are identified by analysing contracting practices and examine them from the perspectives of contract, competition, copyright and consumer law. Additionally, we address theoretical issues of regulating content markets, which may be executed as more abstract analysis of impacts of different legal solutions.
Effective start/end date01/09/201431/08/2018