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Framing the Antitrust Issues in the Google Books Settlement

BY | October 29, 2009

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Einer Elhauge, Oct 29, 2009 Proper analysis of the Google books settlement requires framing the issues correctly in…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Einer Elhauge, Oct 29, 2009

Proper analysis of the Google books settlement requires framing the issues correctly in two important respects. First, it requires understanding that sound antitrust analysis turns on likely effects on consumer welfare, not on debatable spins of arid formalisms. Second, it requires measuring those effects compared to the but-for baseline of what the world would look like but for the settlement. Given th

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