Objectives and Methodology

  • Sunimal Mendis
Part of the Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition book series (MSIC, volume 11)


The goal of the study is to find a means of achieving an adequate balance between the conflicting interests of producers and users of digitised versions of rare documents that record public domain content within the EU. The study examines claims of exclusivity made in respect of digitised versions that reproduce public domain content and attempts to formulate a legal model that could bring about a more equitable balance between the competing interests of users and producers within the existing institutional capacities and the conceptual parameters of the EU law framework.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunimal Mendis
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  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Innovation and CompetitionMunichGermany

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