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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Microsoft versus the Commission: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Philips Marsden of BIICL has a wonderfully titled piece on the impact of the EU Microsoft decision Microsoft versus the Commission: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.

ABSTRACT: In the Spiderman stories we are told that ‘with great power comes great responsibility’. The Court of First Instance has confirmed that dominant firms such as Microsoft have a special responsibility to help their rivals. The European Commission should be even more responsible when proceeding against dominant firms and issuing guidance on Article 82.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2007/10/microsoft-versu.html

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