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As Antitrust Case Ends, Microsoft is Victorious in Defeat

The Baltimore Sun, May 16, 2011

2 Pages Posted: 31 May 2011  

Robert H. Lande

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Norman W. Hawker

Western Michigan University - Haworth College of Business

Date Written: May 16, 2011

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

Lande, Robert H. and Hawker, Norman W., As Antitrust Case Ends, Microsoft is Victorious in Defeat (May 16, 2011). The Baltimore Sun, May 16, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1845510 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1845510

Robert H. Lande (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

Norman W. Hawker

Western Michigan University - Haworth College of Business ( email )

Kalamazoo, MI 49008
United States

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