Discrimination of Consumers in the Digital Single Market

11-11-2013

The study collates information on discrimination against consumers on grounds of place of residence or nationality in the Digital Single Market (DSM). Collected evidence indicates such practices as refusals to sell or discriminatory conditions depriving consumers of access to goods and services on DSM or obliging consumers to pay higher prices. The study assesses discrimination from the perspective of different areas of European law including Article 20 (2) of Services Directive, Private International Law, Competition Law and Intellectual Property Law, and provides for policy recommendations.

The study collates information on discrimination against consumers on grounds of place of residence or nationality in the Digital Single Market (DSM). Collected evidence indicates such practices as refusals to sell or discriminatory conditions depriving consumers of access to goods and services on DSM or obliging consumers to pay higher prices. The study assesses discrimination from the perspective of different areas of European law including Article 20 (2) of Services Directive, Private International Law, Competition Law and Intellectual Property Law, and provides for policy recommendations.

Extern avdelning

Hans SCHULTE-NÖLKE (University of Osnabrück), Fryderyk ZOLL (University of Osnabrück), Elwira MACIERZYŃSKA-FRANASZCZYK (Kozminski University), Sebastian STEFAN (University of Osnabrück), Shaun CHARLTON (University of Osnabrück), Marc BARMSCHEID (University of Osnabrück), Monika KUBELA (University of Osnabrück)