[oclug] The Sinnister MS Connection Was : Rogers domainoddness.
sandy at storm.ca
Sat Feb 3 00:04:42 EST 2001
Jon Earle wrote:
> What were the illegal activities then? The evidence I read was mostly
> dealing with companies and whatnot crying foul over what they perceived to
> be unfair practices.
The Sherman anti-trust law in the US prohibits certain abuses of monopoly power.
The basic idea is to ensure monopolies do not destroy competition, the economy
remains a free market.
Judge Jackson, after months of hearings, issued three documents:
Findings of Fact:
Microsoft did in fact repeatedly and consistently abuse its power in various ways.
Conclusions of Law:
Their actions are illegal under the Sherman act.
A court order requiring them to take certain actions (split up the company in a
specific way) to remedy the situation.
All three are on the web.
Of course, all of this is subject to appeal.
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