January 18, 2002

Loophole found in Microsoft's antitrust deal

Author: JT Smith

SeattleTimes: "Federal courts have found that Microsoft illegally abused its power to crush
competitors such as Netscape Communications, which makes a competing Web
browser.

But attorneys and economists say language in the agreement could mean that no
disclosure is required for the middleware code known as the application
programming interfaces, or APIs."

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