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The Microsoft Case

Antitrust, High Technology, and Consumer Welfare

by William H. Page Author · John E. Lopatka Author

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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.

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 points, the legal system failed consumers by overrating government's ability to influence outcomes in a dynamic market. This ambitious book is essential reading for business, law, and economics scholars as well as anyone else interested in the ways that technology, economics, and antitrust law have interacted in the digital age.

"This book will become the gold standard for analysis of the monopolization cases against Microsoft. . . . No serious student of law or economic policy should go without reading it."—Thomas C. Arthur, Emory University

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Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication Date:
2007

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William H. Page (Author)

William H. Page is the Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida's Levin School of Law.

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John E. Lopatka (Author)

John E. Lopatka is the A. Robert Noll Distinguished Professor of Law at the Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law.

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