As Antitrust Case Ends, Microsoft is Victorious in Defeat
Robert H. Lande
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Norman W. Hawker
Western Michigan University - Haworth College of Business
May 16, 2011
The Baltimore Sun, May 16, 2011
As the final judgment in the celebrated Microsoft case ends, this piece very briefly assesses the impact of its remedy. When evaluated in terms of its most important goals, the remedy has proven to be a failure. Microsoft's monopoly power in the PC operating systems market is now as great as it was when the case was brought in 1998 or the remedy was ordered in 2002. The article also very briefly discusses the implications of this remedy for Google and AT&T.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 2
Keywords: antitrust, Microsoft, monopolization, remedy, Google, AT&T, PC operating systems, business practices, U.S. Justice Department, illegal actions, remedies, technology companies
JEL Classification: L41, L12, L86, K21, K42
Date posted: May 31, 2011
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