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April 11, 2012


Robert Lawlis

A welcome result for all serious, price conscious ebook readers. Some thorny theoretical questions remain: 1) what is/should be the scope of the copyright monopoly; e.g., can "first sale" be end-run by limited licensing; 2) can ebooks comprise a market for antitrust purposes when each separate copyrighted book title is by definition a unique product; 3) given the Supreme Court's recent history approving manufacturer resale price maintenance, how can publisher resale price maintenance for a government granted monopoly in the singular market for each book title be distinguished?

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