Business & Finance: Eastman Monopoly?

The U. S. Federal Trade Commission directed that the Eastman Kodak Co. and associated firms shall cease from restraining competition in the manufacture and sale of motion picture film. It specifically forbade the Company to acquire control of three additional laboratories.

The Commission reported that the Eastman Company had a substantially complete monopoly of the manufacture of positive film, and an absolute monopoly of negative film. The Company began manufacturing cinematographic film in 1895 and has always led the world in this business.

The Eastman combine must now cease "conspiring, combining, confederating, agreeing and...

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