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The digital era: Competition issues challenge (Media-culture & digital: New competition issues (s) - Paris, 8th February 2011)

Digital has a growing place in national competition authorities and EU enforcement. Competition issues are threefold: vertical integration, emergence of a platform economy, and government intervention. The author reviews these three sets of issues and analyses cases from the French Competition Authority.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Culture-media & digital: new competition issues (s) Digital: Competition issues at stake 1. The digital economy is becoming an increasingly important part of the work of national and European competition authorities. The years 2004-2006 were marked above all by the boom in electronic commerce, but this did not spare the cultural sector, since Decision 04-D-54 taken in 2004 by the Competition Council (which became the Competition Authority in 2009) concerned the online distribution of music: It was a case opposing VirginMega and Apple, and already raised the question of the possible vertical lock caused by the links between Apple's online sales

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  • French General Inspectorate of Finance (Paris)

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Anne Perrot, The digital era: Competition issues challenge (Media-culture & digital: New competition issues (s) - Paris, 8th February 2011), September 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 37280, www.concurrences.com

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