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The Microsoft Case: Antitrust, High Technology, and Consumer Welfare
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The Microsoft Case: Antitrust, High Technology, and Consumer Welfare

William H. Page and John E. Lopatka

Abstract

In 1998, the United States Department of Justice and state antitrust agencies charged that Microsoft was monopolizing the market for personal computer operating systems. More than ten years later, the case is still the defining antitrust litigation of our era. This book contributes to the debate over the future of antitrust policy by examining the implications of the litigation from the perspective of consumer welfare. The authors trace the development of the case from its conceptual origins through the trial and the key decisions on both liability and remedies. They argue that, at critical po ... More

Keywords: Department of Justice, state antitrust agencies, Microsoft, antitrust litigation, consumer welfare, liability, legal system, government, personal computer, operating systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226644639
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226644653.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William H. Page, author

John E. Lopatka, author

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