Competition, Innovation and the Microsoft Monopoly: Antitrust in the Digital Marketplace: Proceedings of a conference held by The Progress & Freedom Foundation in Washington, DC February 5, 1998

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Is antitrust analysis up to the challenge? This volume suggests that a ntitrust analysis 'still works'. In stark contrast to the political rh etoric that has surrounded much of the debate over the Microsoft case, the articles presented here suggest neither that Microsoft is inheren tly bad, nor that it deserves a de facto exemption from the antitrust laws. Instead, they offer insights { for policymakers, courts, practit ioners, professors and students of antitrust policy everywhere { on ho w antitrust analysis ...

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Overview

Is antitrust analysis up to the challenge? This volume suggests that a ntitrust analysis 'still works'. In stark contrast to the political rh etoric that has surrounded much of the debate over the Microsoft case, the articles presented here suggest neither that Microsoft is inheren tly bad, nor that it deserves a de facto exemption from the antitrust laws. Instead, they offer insights { for policymakers, courts, practit ioners, professors and students of antitrust policy everywhere { on ho w antitrust analysis can be applied to the business of making and mark eting computer software.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792384649
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 3/31/1999
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 297
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; J.A. Eisenach. 1. Introduction and Overview; T.M. Lenard. 2. Antitrust in the Digital Age; The Hon. O.G. Hatch. 3. Antitrust in Software Markets; M.L. Katz, C. Shapiro. 4. Is Heightened Antitrust Scrutiny Appropriate for Software Markets? T.J. Muris. 5. Using Leverage to Preserve Monopoly, Discussion of Katz and Shapiro Paper; S.C. Salop. 6. Access and Bundling in High-Technology Markets; J.A. Ordover, R.D. Willig. 7. Comment on Ordover and Willig; S.M. Greenstein. 8. Microsoft and Browsers: Are the Antitrust Problems Really New? L.J. White. 9. New Modes of Competition: Implications for the Future Structure of the Computer Industry; T.F. Bresnahan. 10. Competition, Compatibility, and Vertical Integration in the Computing Industry; N. Economides. 11. Microsoft's Use of Zero Price Bundling to Fight the 'Browser Wars'; B. Klein. 12. Digital Convergence? K. Flamm. 13. Comment on Flamm; R.W. Crandall.

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