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Microsoft Antitrust Cases Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0262027763

ISBN-13: 9780262027762

Edition: 2014

Authors: Andrew I. Gavil, Harry First

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For more than two decades, the U.S. Department of Justice, various states, theEuropean Commission, and many private litigants pursued antitrust actions against the tech giantMicrosoft. In investigating and prosecuting Microsoft, federal and state prosecutors were playingtheir traditional role of reining in a corporate power intent on eliminating competition. Seen fromanother perspective, however, the government's prosecution of Microsoft -- in which it deployed thecentury-old Sherman Antitrust Act in the volatile and evolving global business environment of thedigital era -- was unprecedented. In this book, two experts on competition policy offer acomprehensive account of the multiple antitrust actions against Microsoft--from beginning to end --and an assessment of the effectiveness of antitrust law in the twenty-first century. Gavil and Firstdescribe in detail the cases that the Department of Justice and the states initiated in 1998,accusing Microsoft of obstructing browser competition and perpetuating its Windows monopoly. Theycover the private litigation that followed, and the European Commission cases decided in 2004 and2009. They also consider broader issues of competition policy in the age of globalization,addressing the adequacy of today's antitrust laws, their enforcement by multiple parties around theworld, and the difficulty of obtaining effective remedies -- all lessons learned from theMicrosoft cases.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/21/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English