Monopoly and Competition

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Copyright and Patent Silliness (Cablevision and Microsoft)

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog03/26/2007

Cablevision Loses Network DVR Court Case reports that Cablevision has lost a legal battle against several Hollywood studios and television networks to introduce a network-based digital video recorder service to its subscribers....

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Better bankrupt than merged

Legal SystemInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog03/25/2007

Opposition to the XM-Sirius merger is focused on the argument that the two firms should not be given a "subsidy"—in the form of antitrust approval—for management's poor decision-making, particularly the lavish contract Sirius negotiated with former terrestrial radio...

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Ok, fine, so what is to be done, huh Nation?

Corporate WelfareInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog03/23/2007

The Nation has posted an interesting article on how corporate conglomerates are ganging up on on Google to use government to give the innovative company the what for. So I read this because I was curious: what is the leftist answer here...

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Beemer must be next... (BMW, Trademarks, and the letter "M")

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog03/20/2007

Thanks, Trade*ark law. Now, thanks to a recent court decision, auto *anufacturer B*W now owns the rights to the letter * (the one after L and before N—I'* afraid to use it since B*W now owns it). Even sillier than Apple...

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A delicious monopoly

Monopoly and Competition

Blog02/25/2007

I was once again the victim of a monopoly; the Girl Scouts and their delicious cookies. Here exists the true monopoly; a restriction of supply (cookies available only once per year), and a higher-than-market price (based on equivalent cookies available at Wal-Mart).

Every year around this...

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Iowa lawyer ends three-month hostage standoff

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog02/18/2007

On Valentine’s Day, Microsoft agreed to settle a class action brought by Iowa lawyer (and Democratic politician) Roxanne Conlin, purportedly on behalf of every Iowa resident who purchased Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Office between 1994 and 2006. The actual terms of the settlement won...

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Crowdsourcing and Open-Source Software

InterventionismMonopoly and CompetitionProduction Theory

Blog02/15/2007

In the last edition of The Freeman, David Levin and Michele Boldrin argue that "innovation could thrive" without an IP regime. And they propose that an "...

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Patents kill (according to Crichton)

Legal SystemInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog02/13/2007

Or so argues Michael Crichton, in Patenting Life, a NY Times editorial (thanks to Isaac Bergman for link). Excerpts:

YOU, or someone you love, may die because of a gene patent that should...

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