Econ 483_Lecture 15_Indirect networks

Accolade a game developer that supplied games for the

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Unformatted text preview: loper that supplied games for the IBM platform ! It reverse engineered (& copied part of the game code) the Sega interface to make its IBM games compatible with the Sega console. Lecture 15: Indirect networks, Econ483: Econ of Innovation & Technology, Evangelia Chalioti c A ll rights reserved. E Indirect networks Open standards Cases High-tech industry Sega vs Accolade (the 1992 case) - Sega should welcome the additional games which would make its platform more valuable to consumers. Instead, Sega sued Accolade for copyright infringement of the interface. As the incumbent …rm, Sega wanted to keep control of its interface. Games exclusive to Sega would improve its market advantage. ! incentives to compete for the whole market Lecture 15: Indirect networks, Econ483: Econ of Innovation & Technology, Evangelia Chalioti c A ll rights reserved. E Indirect networks Open standards Cases High-tech industry Sega vs Accolade (the 1992 case) Lecture 15: Indirect networks, Econ483: Econ of Innovation & Technology, Evangelia Chalioti c A ll rights reserved. E Indirect networks Open s...
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