Microsoft Antitrust Case


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Case Code : BECG006 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Case Length : 10 Pages
Period : 1990 - 2001
Pub. Date : 2002
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Microsoft
Industry : Information Technology and Related Services
Countries : USA

Abstract:

The case 'Microsoft Antitrust Case' gives an overview of the legal battle between Microsoft and Department of Justice, USA.

In 1997, the DOJ sued Microsoft alleging that it forced computer manufacturers to ship Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser with its Windows 95 operating system.

The case discusses in detail, the proceedings of the trial, which spanned more than three and a half years. It also talks of the various options before DOJ and the chances of Microsoft being sued by private companies in the future.

Issues:

Monopolistic practices.

Contents:

  Page No.
Microsoft A Monopoly? 1
The Trial Begins 2
The Verdict 4
The Appeal 4
The Options before DOJ 6
The Damage is Done 6
Exhibits 7

Keywords:

Microsoft Antitrust Case, legal battle, Microsoft, Department of Justice, USA,1997, DOJ, computer manufacturers, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Web browser, Windows 95, operating system, proceedings ,trial, spanned, three and a half years

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