Book: “Planned Obsolescence and the Rule of Law”

“This academic resource introduces planned obsolescence as a business strategy based on the design o planning, projection and control of the useful lifetime of numerous products in order to boost demand and stimulate consumption, encouraging individuals to purchase after the loss of functionality of its assets or its expiration. It also examines the most significant cases that have led such a strategy: from inception to the present day. with a focus on the technology sector. In addition, it considers the attributes that make up the strategy of built-in obsolescence relevant for law. and also those that provide juridical relevance from different perspectives. relating to constitutional law, contractual theory, consumer protection law. antitrust law. private and public international law perspectives human rights and European Union Law.”

Content

CHAPTER 1. PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE: A NON-RESTRICTABLE INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE? ANSWERS FROM CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, COMPARED LAW AND ABUSE OF THE LAW 
Magdalena Correa Henao
CHAPTER 2. THE EUROPEAN UNION VS. PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE: A VAIN STRUGGLE? 
Raquel Regueiro Dubra
CHAPTER 3. COMMENTS AND ANSWERS TO PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE THROUGH CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW  
Jesús Alfonso Soto Pineda
CHAPTER 4. PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE ACHIEVED THROUGH RESTRICTIONS IN THE AFTERMARKETS 
Camilo Pabón Almanza
CHAPTER 5. THE “WINDING CRUSADE” AGAINST PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE: ADVOCATING FOR THE RECOGNITION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNATIONAL CRIME AND THE INTERNATIONAL SUBJECTIVITY OF MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS 
Jacqueline Hellman Moreno
CHAPTER 6. CONSUMER PROTECTION AGAINST PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE AN INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE LAW ANALYSIS 
William Fernando Martínez Luna
CHAPTER 7. INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT OF LAWS AND OF JURISDICTION IN RELATION TO PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE 
Lidia Moreno Blesa
CHAPTER 8. LIGHT READING OF SOME OF THE DARK STORIES OF THE WORLD OF CONSUMPTION: PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE IN ITS ADVANCED CAPITALIST CONTEXT 
Daniel Briggs

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