Southwestern University Law Review
Microsoft Corporation's jousting with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division over the last two years has been the subject of widespread media interest. The Division has required Microsoft to change its licensing practices; it has thwarted Microsoft's planned merger with Intuit. Furthermore, the Division has threatened to block Microsoft's introduction of its new Windows 95 operating system as a result of a dispute over the lawfulness of Microsoft's incorporation into that program of an icon helping users to sign on to Microsoft's new on-line service. The sparring between the Justice Department and Microsoft over these Department challenges to Microsoft's plans may reveal something about the antitrust laws and about the Department's current views of what those laws are about.
Daniel J. Gifford, Microsoft Corporation, the Justice Department, and Antitrust Theory, 25 Sw. U. L. Rev. 621 (1996), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/337.