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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. William H. Page and John E. Lopatka's The Microsoft Case contributes to the debate over the future of antitrust policy by examining the implications of the litigation from the perspective of consumer welfare.
|Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.80(d)|
About the Author
William H. Page is the Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida’s Levin School of Law. John E. Lopatka is the A. Robert Noll Distinguished Professor of Law at the Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law.
Table of Contents
1 Origins 1
Ideological Sources of Antimonopolization Law 2
Microsoft's Predecessors: The Public Monopolization Case 4
Microsoft's Beginnings: A Post-Chicago Convergence 19
2 Decisions 33
The Liability Decisions 35
The Remedial Decisions 70
The Follow-on Private Litigation 78
The European Commission Decision 80
3 Markets 85
Two Systems of Belief about Operating Systems and Middleware 86
Network Effects and Related Economic Concepts 91
Defining Software Markets 96
4 Practices I: Integration 115
A Preliminary Skirmish 119
Integration on Trial 123
Rethinking and Redefining Integration under Sherman Act Standards 129
5 Practices II: The Market Division Proposal, Exclusive Contracts, and Java 167
The Market Division Proposal 168
The Exclusive Contracts 184
6 Remedies 203
The Goals of Antitrust Remedies 204
Structural Remedies 205
Conduct Remedies 212
Damage Remedies 224