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Title: "Raising the Standard: Antitrust Scrutiny of Standard-Setting Consortia in High Technology Industries"
Author: Douglas D. Leeds
Source: Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, Vol 7 Issue 2, Article 6
Publication Date: May 1 1997
Free/Fee: Free Access
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Abstract: In September of 1995, nine of the largest consumer electronics manufacturers in the world, including such powerhouses as Sony, Phillips, Toshiba, and JVC, jointly announced that they had reached agreement on a standard format for the next generation of audio/video compact discs (&quot;CDs&quot;), to be known as digital video discs (&quot;DVDs&quot;). The agreement was widely hailed both by its participants and by the potential consumers of the new discs, the producers of entertainment and computer &quot;software&quot; for it meant that the consortium had averted a format fight similar to the one between the VHS and Betamax standards over a decade ago.
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