21 February 2006

Off at a Tangent

Or possibly Tangent sounds off at Microsoft, in court.

Tangent said its business continued to be damaged by Microsoft’s non compliance with the final antitrust ruling.

After running through the history of the PC, Tangent alleges that Microsoft has still failed to comply with a number of instructions and continues to violate [...] the Sherman Act [...] Because of “exclusionary practices”, Microsoft has been able to “increase, maintain, or stabilise prices at anticompetive levels” without the constraint of competitors.

The antitrust complaint is a long one, and quite detailed and specific. I gather that because the complaint is for damages as a result of failing to comply with anti-trust regulation rather than an anti-strust complaint per se, this is not something which can easily be bogged or diluted by an unwilling US-DoJ.

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