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Competition Policy in Europe: Harming Incentives to Innovate

BY | September 18, 2007

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Daniel Spulber, Sep 18, 2007 The European Court of First Instance, through its decision in Microsoft v. Commission,…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Daniel Spulber, Sep 18, 2007

The European Court of First Instance, through its decision in Microsoft v. Commission, dealt a one-two punch to incentives to innovate. First, by penalizing Microsoft for bundling its Media Player with Windows, the court will make companies reluctant to add innovative features to their products. Second, by sanctioning Microsoft for not disclosing fundamental innovations to its server software to its ri

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