[linux-elitists] NPR: Correction re: Microsoft, new judge, "alleged" antitrust

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Sat Aug 25 22:02:49 PDT 2001


Microsoft isn't alleged to have committed antitrust violations, they are
guilty, guilty, guilty.  The only uncertainty remaining is what
punishment will be imposed on the company, and when.

I heard an hourly news report, not sure now if it was this morning or
some time yesterday, believe it was today (Aug 25, 2001) 10 am or 11 am
PDT, regarding the assignment of Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to the DoJ
v. Microsoft antitrust case.  The item referred to Microsoft's
activities as "alleged antitrust violations".  This is simply incorrect.
Under Judge Penfield Jackson, Microsoft was found guilty of violating
federal antitrust laws.  This verdict was upheld by the court of
appeals, though Jackson's penalty against Microsoft was not upheld.

Please report accurately on this case:  Microsoft *is* an antitrust
violater.  This is an established legal fact.  Its punishment remains in
question, this is all.

This message has been posted by a real, live, breathing, human ;-)

    Karsten M. Self
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