Tag Archive for 'competition'

Libraries as Consumers: Potential for Protection?

Earlier this year, we published a blog looking at the degree to which competition law and policy could provide a useful lens for analysing the current state of markets for electronic content for libraries. As highlighted in the blog, the prices and terms that libraries face for electronic content raise […]

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Is the Library eBook Market Working? Identifying Areas for Further Investigation

With the obligation to close their doors for the safety of users and staff alike, the ability of libraries to offer services digitally has never been so important. Libraries have responded, diverting available resources and energies into providing online storytimes and consultations, and developing their presence on social media. Some […]

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Long Read: Competition and Libraries

Competition law and policy are not always high up the agenda for libraries. As public services, we are interested in overall approaches to the public sector. As part of the research and education infrastructure, we care about policies in these areas. As institutions depending on copyright exceptions and limitations to […]

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Competition and Creativity: A Draft Good Practice Checklist for Collecting Society Governance

A strong sign of a flourishing creative society is when there are lots of active authors, artists, musicians, performers and others. New ideas and expressions appear, giving people an ever-greater range of works that can inform and inspire them. However, this can pose a challenge in terms of how to […]

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