The EU Court of Justice delivers a ruling on excessive pricing in a case involving a copyright management association (AKKA / LAA)

Introduction The question of excessive pricing as an abusive practice has been notoriously complex and competition authorities refrain from interfering in such cases normally. One of the main reasons for non-intervention of the competition authorities in such cases is the difficulty in evaluating what constitutes excessive. This is confirmed by a limited case law and practice currently in place. Some jurisdictions, e.g. the USA do not consider conduct of undertakings with market power which merely exploit customers as an infringement of law at all. Turkey follows the EU approach where excessive pricing is regarded as one of the practices that may be prohibited if practiced by a dominant company (indirectly via “unfair pricing” concept under Article 102 of the Treaty on Functioning of

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  • Boğaziçi University (Istanbul)
  • ACTECON (Istanbul)

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Hanna Stakheyeva, Fevzi Toksoy, The EU Court of Justice delivers a ruling on excessive pricing in a case involving a copyright management association (AKKA / LAA), 14 September 2017, e-Competitions September 2017, Art. N° 86151

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