Linked by David Adams on Thu 12th May 2011 17:18 UTC
Legal A U.S. court's antitrust oversight of Microsoft is ending after eight and a half years, with some observers questioning what the long fight accomplished. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's oversight of a twice-extended November 2002 settlement agreement between Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice ends Thursday.
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A legally-condoned monopoly
by benali72 on Fri 13th May 2011 07:21 UTC
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Contrary to US anti-trust law, in late 2001, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly essentially granted MS a legally-condoned monopoly. The "remedies" for the company's guilt were not remedies at all. The judge is glad to let "oversight" lapse, as she intended no challenge to MS and their business practices.

No surprise that the judge was rewarded with a position on the FISA court in 2002.

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