More Microsoft Antitrust Suit Insanity

More Microsoft Antitrust Suit Insanity

According to the Onalaska Life Newspaper, millions of dollars worth of vouchers that were part of Microsoft’s settlement of a Wisconsin class-action antitrust case remain unclaimed. The settlement requires Microsoft to make available to class members up to...
Microsoft and Science Education

Microsoft and Science Education

Science education is a frequent topic in the news these days. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a campaign to improve math and science education in the Seattle area. According to Brad Smith, a senior vice president and general counsel for Microsoft:...
Microsoft’s Tacit Surrender to Antitrust

Microsoft’s Tacit Surrender to Antitrust

This week the European Commission issued a 280.5 million Euro fine against Microsoft for failing to fully respect their 2004 antitrust ruling. But first, a brief synopsis: In 2004, EC antitrust regulators ordered Microsoft to pay a massive 497 million Euro fine for...
Public Agencies Take Turn Suing Microsoft

Public Agencies Take Turn Suing Microsoft

Antitrust settlements are a lot like shark chum–they attract predators instead of staving them off. Consider the case of Microsoft. Microsoft chose to settle an antitrust suit brought by the California class action bar to the tune of $1.1 billion dollars in...
Capitalism and (Microsoft’s) Freedom

Capitalism and (Microsoft’s) Freedom

According to Kenneth W. Starr in his Feb. 19 Washington Times Op-Ed column, “A stitch in crime,” the Microsoft antitrust settlement contains loopholes that allow Microsoft to avoid competing in the marketplace on the merits. Yet rather than attack...
Persecution of Microsoft is Immoral

Persecution of Microsoft is Immoral

The government’s persecution of Microsoft continues unabated. The U.S. appeals court is now considering whether the Bush administration and 19 states negotiated an adequate settlement in their antitrust case against Microsoft. It’s time for the American...
Microsoft’s Nose, Technology’s Face

Microsoft’s Nose, Technology’s Face

When future policymakers want to understand the law and economics surrounding one of the most watched antitrust cases in history, they will look to “Microsoft, Antitrust and the New Economy,” a recent compilation of essays published by the Milken...

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