During the past year, this country has devoted much attention, with good reason, to the Microsoft trial and appeal. Not since the breakup of Ma Bell's stronghold on the telecommunications industry in the early 1980s has a single legal battle posed so significant a change for both an industry and its consumers. In fact, given the far-reaching effects of this decision on other related industries and consumers, it likely will be years before its ultimate impact can be assessed.
Michael F. Urbanski & James R. Creekmore,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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