Online Distribution of Content in the EU
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Online Distribution of Content in the EU

Edited by Taina Pihlajarinne, Juha Vesala and Olli Honkkila

The legal issues surrounding the online distribution of content have recently gained prominence due to the European Commission’s commitment to the Digital Single Market (DSM). This book is one of the first to provide highly topical analysis of the key legal challenges surrounding the online distribution of content, with particular focus on intellectual property rights, competition law and the regulation of new technologies.
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Chapter 15: The Internet access provider’s commercial practices under the EU rules on open Internet

Olli Honkkila

Abstract

The success of the Internet has often been credited to its openness. Both big and small content and application providers have experienced low barriers to entry to the Internet’s open platform. As a result, creation has flourished, leading to a multitude of innovative services. However, the openness of the Internet cannot and should not be taken for granted – several factors may affect how open the Internet is as a platform, thus affecting online distribution of content and services.

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