9 Years On, Critics Doubt Value of Microsoft's DOJ Deal

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT) -- As the U.S. Department of Justice closes the book on its historic settlement with Microsoft Corp., antitrust experts say the firm's continued dominance of the operating system market, coupled with radical shifts in the technology industry, makes it tough to dub the deal a success.

Microsoft’s settlement with the DOJ expired Thursday, leaving the software giant free of the burdens of regulatory oversight that began nine years ago. The true value of that oversight is uncertain, however, since Microsoft’s share of the operating system market —...
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