UOKiK v Microsoft: Stosowanie prawa konkurencji w sektorach nowej gospodarki a ryzyko błędu regulacyjnego

Translated title of the contribution: Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Authority v Microsoft: Enforcement of Competition Law in the New Economy and the Risk of Regulatory Error

Lukasz Gorywoda, Agnieszka Janczuk

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    Abstract

    In August 2008, the Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) referred to the European Commission the results of its proceedings concerning the conditions of sale of laptops with a pre-installed Windows operating system. According to the CCPA, Microsoft and laptop manufacturers might have entered into an agreement prohibited under Article 81 of the EC Treaty. This paper claims that the effects of the Microsoft‘s practice may go beyond the computer software market. Yet, enforcement of competition law in the sectors of new economy is a complex task due to the high risk of false positive and false negative errors, both of them resulting in efficiency loss. The overall aim of the paper is to stress that in order to be an effective tool for the regulation of competition, antitrust analysis should go deep into the understanding of the economic consequences of the practice involved.
    Original languageOther
    Place of PublicationWarsaw
    PublisherPolish Association of Law & Economics (PSEAP)
    Volume3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009

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    Gorywoda, L., & Janczuk, A. (2009). UOKiK v Microsoft: Stosowanie prawa konkurencji w sektorach nowej gospodarki a ryzyko błędu regulacyjnego. Warsaw: Polish Association of Law & Economics (PSEAP).
    Gorywoda, Lukasz ; Janczuk, Agnieszka. / UOKiK v Microsoft : Stosowanie prawa konkurencji w sektorach nowej gospodarki a ryzyko błędu regulacyjnego. Warsaw : Polish Association of Law & Economics (PSEAP), 2009.
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    Gorywoda L, Janczuk A. UOKiK v Microsoft: Stosowanie prawa konkurencji w sektorach nowej gospodarki a ryzyko błędu regulacyjnego. Warsaw: Polish Association of Law & Economics (PSEAP). 2009 Mar 1.