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Information Technology PolicyAn International History$
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Richard Coopey

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199241057

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241057.001.0001

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Public Policies, Private Platforms: Antitrust and American Computing

Public Policies, Private Platforms: Antitrust and American Computing

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(p.97) 4 Public Policies, Private Platforms: Antitrust and American Computing
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Information Technology Policy
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Steven W. Usselman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241057.003.0004

The fortunes of the American computer industry illustrates a remarkable economic success story in terms of global performance. What is especially striking about the industry is its resilience — its ability to sustain dominance across a series of technical watersheds. Proponents of virtually every theory on economic activity and from every school of political economy have found some basis for support in the experiences of the computer industry. This chapter adds one more element to the story: government competition policy, specifically antitrust, and its close cousin, intellectual property law.

Keywords:   computer industry, government policy, IBM, antitrust, intellectual property, PC, software

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