Antitrust Laws Essays

  • Microsoft and Antitrust law

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    Microsoft and Antitrust law America's century-old antitrust law is increasingly irrelevant to our current worldwide information technology market. This law is outdated, in accordance to the modern Microsoft situation, because in the past there wasn't technology as there is now. Recently the government has been accusing Microsoft as being a monopoly. "Techno-Optimists" claim that "efforts by government to promote competition by restraining high-tech firms that acquire market power will only stifle

  • AntiTrust Laws

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    AntiTrust Laws Introduction Competition in economics is rivalry in supplying or acquiring an economic service or good. Sellers compete with other sellers, and buyers with other buyers. In its perfect form, there is competition among many small buyers and sellers, none of whom is too large to affect the market as a whole; in practice, competition is often reduced by a great variety of limitations, including monopolies. The monopoly, a limit on competition, is an example of market failure. Competition

  • De Beers And U.S. Antitrust Law

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    1. Briefly explain why some governments are concerned with monopolies. Monopoly, means that a firm is sole seller of a product without any close substitutes, controls over the prices the firms charge. Government sometime grants a monopoly because doing so is viewed not only to be in the public interest, but also to encourage it with price incentives. However, monopolies fail to meet their resource allocation efficiently, producing less than the socially desirable quantities of output and charging

  • The Antitrust Laws

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    “The Antitrust Laws” Research Paper There once was a time where dinosaurs roamed the earth. Some dinosaurs were stronger than others, making them the superior creatures. The Tyrannosaurus Rex is not that different from a corporate empire; both T-Rexes and monopolies ruled the land with little to no competition. They devoured the weak, crushed the opposition, and made sure they were king, but then, all of a sudden, they were extinct. The giants that once were predators became prey, whether it be

  • Antitrust Laws In Sports

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    The MLB is exempted from antitrust laws and that started years and years ago. Baseball is exempt because the government and the court system view baseball as just a game, not a business. Baseball continues to enjoy being immune to antitrust laws because the government is unwilling to overturn legislation from decades ago that stated baseball was for fan enjoyment not a business. In 1903 it was ruled that players could not shop their service around to other teams to increase their salaries. The team

  • The Pros And Cons Of Antitrust Laws

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    Antitrust laws are a collection of federal and state laws that regulate the business practices of large companies in order to promote and protect fair competition within an open-market economy. These laws prevent businesses from taking part in unfair business activities such as, but not limited to, price fixing, market allocation, and bid rigging. Price fixing is when two or more competitors agree to each charge the same price for a product and not undercut each other. Market allocation is when competitors

  • Antitrust Law Case Study

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    Antitrust Law Suit, Union and Conspiracy allegations Uber Technologies Inc. continues to battle with law suits regarding several issues in violation of the antitrust law. The question “who are Uber’s drivers (Gersham, 2016)?” have yet to be answered (Gersham, 2016). In California the class action suit on Uber’s driver status is still in question, “employees or independent contractors (Gersham, 2016). While in Manhattan there is an unusual antitrust case where the federal court is trying to answer

  • Investigation of Antitrust Law

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  • Powers of a Monopolistic Anarchy

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    business seems almost mind-boggling to Microsoft’s competing corporations, as well as the entire economic community, legal and commercial. Why is monopoly such an undesirable practice? Why does the Microsoft Monopoly, in particular, violate the antitrust laws, and how far ought the government go in its efforts to regulate and fight such monopoly. What are the economic crimes that Microsoft is guilty of? Is it, in fact, true when the critics argue that, “Microsoft gained its dominance over 20 years

  • Greed Economics

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    million-a-year earnings of the mid 1990’s. Sorry “Puff” the law is real. Greed affects quality. Inner-city America finds it of some interest that this law does not favor the rich, the politically plugged in, or the “white” of this world. America’ richest man, Bill Gates received a stunning setback earlier this month when Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled against the $500 billion software company Microsoft, declaring that it violated antitrust law and was in fact a monopoly. In a Newsweek article dated

  • Making Utilities for MS-DOS

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    documentation for that system is confidential and available only to the company that developed it? Obviously, only the company that has developed that operating system will be able to develop software for it. And this is a violation of the Antitrust Law. And now I start having a suspicion that this is happening with Microsoft's operating systems. It should be no secret to anyone that MS-DOS contains a lot of undocumented system calls, data structures and other features. Numerous books have

  • Business Law Antitirust

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    Business Law is so great, this paper will examine a single aspect of Business Law, that of antitrust action. Specifically, as it is applied to Microsoft, antitrust litigation is raising eyebrows in both the legal and business worlds. There is a hue and cry that antitrust laws as they exist today have outlived their usefulness when applied to cyber commodities and artificial intelligence. This paper will present those opposing viewpoints and attempt to answer the question: are laws wrought in

  • My Definition of Success

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    “Success is the peace that comes with knowing your accomplishments have purpose.” – Hutch Putnam – Success is a word that really hard to define, because everyone will have a different definition for this word. In fact, there no exact definition for the word "success". For a student, maybe the success means to pass all courses of the semester; for a business man, signing a importance contract and get a lot of money are successes; and for a president, leading the country to develop and make the

  • Monopolies

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    companies an even greater power. Incomplete Information. Often, once a company gains control of a particular market, that company does not disclose complete information in regard to their products. Such is the case in the current Microsoft antitrust case. Microsoft not only does not disclose complete information on their software products, but also goes one step further by making their software products incompatible with other operating systems. As a result, the consumer has no choice but

  • Business Ethics in Today's Corporate World

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    about Microsoft’s antitrust case it reminds you of a corporate giant that makes decisions in their self-interest. They didn’t care if they were hurting another company. The company that was most hurt from these illegal business practices was Netscape. Microsoft wanted to eliminate its competitors by performing business practices that would hurt other companies in its market segment. We all know what happens when there is no competition? Companies raise prices because of the law of supply and demand

  • The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir

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    Feminism is the radical notion that women are people. It is the movement for the political, social, and educational equality of women with men. It has its roots in the humanism of the 18th century and the Industrial Revolution. Feminist issues range from access to employment, education, child care, contraception, and abortion, to equality in the workplace, changing family roles, damages for sexual harassment in the workplace, and the need for equal political representation. Some may think that

  • The Importance Of The Sherman Antitrust Act

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    but once word of their predatory practices became publically known, these companies received penalties from the federal government. In 1890, the Sherman Antitrust Act was the first mass legislation passed to address oppressive business practices and monopolies. This act was in response to the aggressive business tactics. Although However, the law was effective against numerous labor unions which were found to be illegal combinations or contracts. This was because of immense pressure from the trusts

  • Laissez-Faire Policy During The Gilded Age

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    corruption. During the Gilded Age companies recruited to corrupt methods to further increase profits, leading to an increase in power, rapid economic prosperity, and domination of industries, leading to monopolistic corporations. As a result, antitrust laws to regulate business began to emerge in the late 19th and early 20th century known as the Progressive Era. Among these companies was Standard Oil, which was founded in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller; in 1880, Standard Oil was responsible for refining

  • Rockefeller

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    practices. Whether Standard Oil was a monopoly or not, the more important question to economists is, were the practices of the Standard Oil Company efficient and did it hurt the social wealth of the country? The government's enforcement of the Sherman Antitrust Act on Standard Oil hurt the country's social wealth and efficiency. John D. Rockefeller was the founder and owner of Standard Oil. Considered by many to be the first great businessman in the United States, he was extremely industrious and methodical

  • The Pros And Cons Of Microsoft Antitrust

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    The Microsoft Antitrust Case Is the Most Signifi cant Monopoly Case since the Breakup of AT&T in the Early 1980s. The Charges In May 1998 the U.S. Justice Department (under President Clinton), 19 individual states, and the District of Columbia (hereafter, “the government”) filed antitrust charges against Microsoft under the Sherman Antitrust Act. Microsoft had violated Section 2 of the act over a series of illegal actions planned to keep its “Windows” monopoly. The government also charged that some