EU Regulation of E-Commerce
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EU Regulation of E-Commerce

A Commentary

Edited by Arno R. Lodder and Andrew D. Murray

For the last twenty years the European Union has been extremely active in the field of e-commerce. This important new book addresses the key pieces of EU legislation in the field of e-commerce, including the E-commerce Directive, the Services Directive, the Consumer Directive, the General Data Protection Regulation, and the eID Regulation. The latest in the Elgar Commentaries series, EU Regulation of E-Commerce is the first book to apply this well-established format to a dynamic and increasingly significant area of law.
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Chapter 11: E-COMMERCE AND EU COMPETITION LAW

Sonia Jozwiak-Gorny and Magdalena Jozwiak

Abstract

Competition is a general EU topic that is not addressed in a particular Directive or Regulation related to e-commerce. There have been some high-profile competition cases over the years, including in the formative years the Microsoft Explorer and Windows Media Player cases, and in more recent year the Commission has focused its attention on various activities of the e-commerce giant Google. Magdalena anad Sonia Jozwiak (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Polish Competition Authority) authored this chapter, which analyses this wide and complex area as it applies specifically to e-commerce. Keywords: competition law, antitrust law, google, microsoft

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