Digital Wars -- Legal Battles and Economic Bottlenecks in the Digital Information Industries


The Digital Age has spawned major legal battles over the fundamental principles of intellectual property law and antitrust law. These diverse struggles can best be analyzed using the basic norm of "value added" from neo-classical normative economics. This analysis suggests that current intellectual property doctirnes provide excessive protection and current antitrust doctrines remain awkward in dealing with the cross-market leveraging of monopoly power in the presence of "natural monopolies" created by network effects.


Antitrust and Trade Regulation | Communications Law | Computer Law | Economics | Intellectual Property Law | Internet Law | Law and Economics

Date of this Version

October 2005