Television stations that buy licenses to show movies are required by the movie distributor to purchase licenses to less popular films they don’t want in order to acquire licenses to feature films they want. How likely is it that this situation is a violation of antitrust legislation?


That’s right. In the case United States v. Loew’s Inc., courts found that by using its power as a large movie distributor to force television stations to purchase rights to inferior movies along with more desirable feature films, Loew’s had violated the Clayton Act.

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