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The Microsoft Case and Google

BY | May 15, 2012

Stephen Houck, May 14, 2012 In the wake of the U.S. government’s unsuccessful prosecution of IBM (begun in 1969 and dropped in 1982), many knowledgeable observers believed that of the…

Stephen Houck, May 14, 2012

In the wake of the U.S. government’s unsuccessful prosecution of IBM (begun in 1969 and dropped in 1982), many knowledgeable observers believed that of the Sherman Act was no longer relevant and was too cumbersome to apply to fast-moving high-tech companies. The government’s prosecution of Microsoft, settled in 2001, proved them wrong.

Government antitrust enforcement agencies are now considering the applicability of to certain of Google’s practices,

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