Adequacy and Suitability of Existing Protection Mechanisms

  • Sunimal Mendis
Part of the Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition book series (MSIC, volume 11)


This chapter examines certain legal (copyright claims, contractual provisions, and DRM systems) and non-legal (trade mark law, database rights, and equitable remuneration schemes) mechanisms that are either currently being used or have the potential to be used in preserving exclusivity over digitised versions. It proceeds to analyse these mechanisms in order to determine their adequacy and suitability in achieving an equilibrium between user and producer interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunimal Mendis
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  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Innovation and CompetitionMunichGermany

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