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Appropriability and the European Commission’s Android Investigation
Auer, Dirk 


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Keywords :
Android; Appropriability; Antitrust
Abstract :
[en] This paper seeks to ascertain whether Google’s Android licensing terms, which are currently under scrutiny from the European Commission, could be excused under an innovation defense framework. The paper starts by analyzing Google’s business model with regard to its Android OS. It then identifies the Commission’s main concerns. It argues that Google is simply pursuing a sensible appropriation strategy. Finally, it puts forward a framework which hinges on the concept of “appropriability”, and tentatively applies it to Google’s behavior.
Research center :
LCII - Liège Competition and Innovation Institute - ULiège
Disciplines :
Economic & commercial law
Author, co-author :
Auer, Dirk ;  Université de Liège > Département de droit > Droit européen de la concurrence
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Title :
Appropriability and the European Commission’s Android Investigation
Alternative titles :
[en] L'affaire Google Android de la Commission Européenne et le Concept d'Appropriabilité
Publication date :
19 April 2016
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