Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/235289
Authors: 
Lefouili, Yassine
Madio, Leonardo
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 8919
Abstract: 
Public authorities in many jurisdictions are concerned about the proliferation of illegal content and products on online platforms. In this paper, we provide an economic appraisal of platform liability that highlights the effects of a stricter liability rule on several key variables such as prices, terms and conditions, business models, and investments. We also discuss the impact of the liability regime applying to online platforms on competition between them and the incentives of third parties relying on them. Finally, we analyze the potential costs and benefits of measures that have received much attention in recent policy discussions.
Subjects: 
liabilities rules
online platforms
illegal content and products
intellectual property
JEL: 
K40
K42
K13
L22
L86
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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