Antitrust

Microsoft-Activision Meger: Will Antitrust Undermine the Future of Online Gaming?

The future of gaming won’t be determined by the Microsoft-Activision merger. But it could very well be undermined if the FTC succeeds in blocking the merger.

Microsoft’s Real Sin: Sanction of the Victim

Like other antitrust targets, Microsoft, is guilty--of something. They're guilty of something terrible. They're guilty of believing they're guilty. They're guilty of believing they're evil. They're guilty of apologizing for they're success, for their sales, their...

The Railroading of Microsoft

The press coverage of Microsoft's antitrust trial, up through the testimony of the final witness, has conveyed one consistent theme: Microsoft is losing. Its witnesses, we are told, have been caught in inconsistencies; Bill Gates's videotaped testimony was evasive;...

The Conservative-Marxist Origins of Antitrust

Part 1 of 6 in a Series of articles on Capitalism, Free-competition, Antitrust, and Microsoft The following article is an adaptation of a lecture Mr. Salsman gave at Harvard University, in May of 1999. The print version has been edited lightly in order to retain it's...

Attacks Against Microsoft Immoral

On March 3, 1999 Bill Gates will testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee to defend Microsoft against-anti trust charges. Prior to Gates's testimony, activist Ralph Nader will be mobilizing his "public citizens" to condemn Microsoft's practices....

Who Decides What Goes into Microsoft’s Windows OS?

Q: Don't consumers have a right to buy Microsoft Windows without Internet Explorer? Does not Microsoft's bundling of their products (i.e., Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows) into one package disrupt a person's right to only have to pay for products he...

Microsoft and Creativity

I frequently read condemnations of Microsoft. It would be futile to put myself in the position of the Simpson prosecution, lending credibility to fantasies by treating them seriously. But some accusations have a surface plausibility, particularly to readers not versed...

Bork and Dole join the forces attacking Microsoft

The following question was emailed to Glenn Woiceshyn, by an ABC reporter, regarding the government's assault on Microsoft. Reprinted below is Glenn's reply.Q: What do you think of the latest addition of Bob Dole and Robert Bork to the anti-Microsoft team? Do you...

On Microsoft and Monopolies

Monopoly is a market or part of a market reserved to the exclusive possession of one or more sellers by means of the initiation of physical force.

Software Rights, Browsers, Netscape, and Microsoft

One reader has wondered whether the recent attacks on Microsoft stem from the fact that software intellectual property rights are not predominantly protected by patent law, but rely in part on copyright law. The reader said this in context of a suggestion that...

Microsoft is Successful Because It is Competitive

Bill Gates, Microsoft's founder and Chairman, had to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week because his competitors, the government, and his other foes have manipulatively vilified him. They unjustly characterize Microsoft's dominance in computing as...

A Double Standard of Justice Toward Microsoft

In 1988, Microsoft offered manufacturers of personal computers a considerable discount on the licensing fees they pay to install MS-DOS and Windows operating system on new PCs prior to their leaving the factory. In exchange it required manufacturers to pay for each...

Antitrust Against Justice

The suit against Microsoft by the U.S. Department of Justice is, in fact, a grave act of injustice. To understand this, it is necessary to look at the background and legal context of this case. America' antitrust laws are highly ambiguous. They create offenses for...