July 9, 2001

Not illegal to have a monopoly in U.S.

Author: JT Smith

ComputerNewsDaily: "You may have read that the court overruled Jackson's finding that
Microsoft illegally ``tied'' its browser to Windows. That's true, but that
part of the ruling depends on some fine points in the legal standard for
``tying'' under section 1 of the Sherman Act; the court states explicitly (p.
40) that ``Microsoft's exclusion of IE from the Add/Remove Programs
utility (in Windows 98) and its commingling of browser and operating
system code constitute ... violation of section 2.''


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