Microsoft's Monopolistic Practices and Anti-trust Judgments Executive Summary Purposes of the Paper The purpose of this paper are to (1) describe why the regulatory authorities in the European Union and the United States viewed Microsoft as having a substantial degree of market power in the software market; (2) detail the potential advantages and disadvantages for economic efficiency of the position of Microsoft in the market; (3) describe the capacity of Microsoft to maintain its position in the market over the long run; and (4) discuss some potential issues for economic efficiency that may arise from the regulatory measures. Microsoft and the Anti-trust Judgments After more than a decade of litigation, Microsoft was found to have indeed...The end:
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