Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Apr 2006 20:29 UTC
Legal Microsoft told a European Union court on Monday that regulators had completely misunderstood thriving competition in the software market in issuing a landmark antitrust ruling against the giant U.S. company. But an internal Microsoft memo presented by a coalition of critical companies suggested founder Bill Gates was told that a strategy used to crush the rival Netscape browser could also take down the leader in streaming media, RealNetworks' RealPlayer.
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RE[4]: So the real news...
by archiesteel on Tue 25th Apr 2006 19:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: So the real news..."
archiesteel
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2005-07-02

Means should you ever BECOME rich, you're open for prosecution...

Not rich, but rather in a monopoly position, and even then only if you abuse that monopoly. Also, despite what you're trying to insinuate, it is not people who are targeted here, but a company. Companies aren't REAL persons, despite the historical abberation that has made them into moral persons.

In other words, your dramatic fearmongering is uncalled for. If MS broke the law, it must pay, simple as that - and yes, the law is different if you wield monopoly power.

Dangerous, DANGEROUS talk here people. Does this mean that if Linux or apple gain dominant market share, you want to shoot them down too?

Apple, possibly, but not Linux, because it's not a company...it doesn't belong to any company in particular and it's open, so no one can use it to gain undue market advantage.

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