Microsoft’s whining competitors

by Michael Alderete on 4/5/2002

Microsoft has repeatedly asserted that the trial is really about their competitors whining about losing, and that those trying to add restrictions to the proposed settlement are just competitors trying to gain extra advantage.

Duh.

As Henry Norr writes, “The whole point of the case is that Microsoft’s abuses of its market power have damaged competitors, and any remedies the court imposes should be designed to correct that situation.”

Since the proposed settlement won’t correct the situation, the damaged parties continue to try to create a settlement that will. Which is exactly what they should do, and what the law should help them in doing.

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