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    Details: The Microsoft antitrust trial (United States vs. Microsoft) has been one of the biggest investigations of antitrust behavior since the turn of the century. You are supporting the Government, research and present a cohesive argument to the other side.
    Keep in mind that this is an economics course, and we are not practicing lawyers. We should focus on the economic reasons and merits in this case.

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    Although antitrust laws and regulations hurt the pursuit of companies looking to gain control over a particular industry segment or establish monopoly kind of situation in a particular product/service category, it is actually a good step in terms of preventing unethical practices pursued by such companies. If the companies are freely allowed to gain complete control over a particular industry segment, it is quite possible that consumers will be the loser as they will have no other option but to agree to terms of the company.

    However, it is also an obstacle to the free market structure ...

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    Microsoft antitrust trial