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    Is VeriSign Contemplating a Sherman Act Claim Against ICANN? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 5 comments | Search Discussion
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    Sherman Act
    by rhill on Thursday October 09 2003, @12:10AM (#12431)
    User #3320 Info | http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/
    The Sherman Act is the basic US anti-trust law, which prohibits things such as price fixing, collusion amongst competitors to "carve out" markets, etc.

    The European Union equivalent is Art. 85 and 86.

    This is pretty complicated stuff, you can find an analysis in all EU languages at:

    http://europa.eu.int/information_society/topics/te lecoms/regulatory/maindocs/index_en.htm

    Scroll down to the two documents:

    11 February 2003 - Recommendation on Relevant Markets.
    Commission Recommendation On Relevant Product and Service Markets within the electronic communications sector susceptible to ex ante regulation in accordance with Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on a common regulatory framework for electronic communication networks and services. C(2003)497

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    11 July 2002 - Commission guidelines on market analysis and the assessment of significant market power under the Community regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (2002/C 165/03).
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