Microsoft's Anti-trust Court Case Case Study by Master Researcher

Microsoft's Anti-trust Court Case
An overview of the anti-trust accusations brought against Microsoft Company.
# 41343 | 1,400 words | 4 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 22, 2003 in Business (Companies) , Law (Historic Trials) , Computer and Technology (General)

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This paper summarizes the current anti-trust court case against Microsoft (U.S. v. Microsoft) from the 1990's up until 2002. The paper also considers the future implications of the anti-trust case on Microsoft and the business environment.

History of the Anti-Trust Case Since its Beginning up to 2001
Developments in 2002
Future Implication of Anti-Trust Case on Microsoft and Business Environment

From the Paper:

"Software giant Microsoft Corporation has been mired in litigations ever since 1994 due to allegations by several private and government bodies. This case had garnered immense international media attention and public interest, as Microsoft and its co-founder Bill Gates, the world's richest man, are household names.
What essentially triggered off the anti-trust case against Microsoft was the fact that this multi-billion dollar computer company had flouted the Sherman Act of 1890.
"This act in question has two parts. "The first forbids any contracts that can be proven to restrain trade, such as colluding to fix prices or tying the sale of one product to that of another to ensure its success. The second part...... says companies with monopoly status cannot try to protect or extend that status through anticompetitive practices." (The Seattle Times: n.d.)
"The U.S government proved that not only did Microsoft have monopoly power, but that it had attempted to protect and extend that power illegally, using means that thwarted competition. And it was precisely this transgression of the said act that opened the annals of one of the most high-profile trials ever."

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