10.01.07

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US Justice Department Criticised by American Antitrust Institute After Pro-Microsoft Foul Play

Posted in Antitrust, Europe, Law, Linspire, Microsoft, Novell, Xandros, Xen at 7:38 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Just when you think that all hope for justice is lost…

It is nice to see that the regulatory structures in the United States are at least able to identify and scrutinise one another when monopoly abuse is seen as acceptable.

The AAI comments on the European Court of First Instance’s upholding of the EC’s Microsoft decision, taking the USDOJ to task for poor diplomacy and mistaken policy in its criticism of the EC.

For those who are not aware, the Department of Justice appears to be deep in Microsoft’s pocket (c/f links below). This can be seen not only in Europe’s debate, but in Google’s debate as well. If only these bodies (inluding the FTC) were able to see how Microsoft manipulates the industry through its deals with Xandros, Linspire, and Novell. XenSource is another fine example of buying out one’s threat. There are also ‘puppet state’ situations, proxy strategies, embrace-to-eliminate/destroy strategies, and divide-and-consequer strategies.

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