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Software Developer Policies: Economics and s 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010

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D'Rosario, M and Torre, A and Mendelson, D and Griggs, LD, Software Developer Policies: Economics and s 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, Journal of Law and Information Science, 21, (1) pp. 37-61. ISSN 0729-1485 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This article considers the impact of developer policies that hinder or restrict cross platform application development. We suggest that policies that hinder or restrict cross platform development have the potential to erode competition within the market for smartphones. The article also considers the relevance of dominance measures in software markets, arguing that conventional economic approaches may not be applicable. Furthermore, while most monitoring activities tend to focus primarily on protection of consumers, the article points out that modern electronic/information technology markets are multi-sided and there is a need for monitoring of practices designed to attract and retain the favour of developers. While the article is written in the context and application of the applicable Australian legislation, this being s 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), our findings are equally relevant to other jurisdictions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Griggs, LD (Mr Lynden Griggs)
ID Code:80740
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2012-11-09
Last Modified:2013-07-31
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