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M$ Monitor: Justice Finally Gets It!

  The Micro$oft Monitor
  Published by NetAction          Issue No. 14               October 20, 1997	
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  In This Issue:
  Justice Finally Gets It!
  About the Micro$oft Monitor
  Justice Finally Gets It!
  The Justice Department has been clueless for a long time, but it appears
  that Justice officials are finally beginning to understand why Microsoft is
  a threat to cyberspace.  
  At a press conference earlier today, Justice Department officials announced
  that they are asking a federal court to hold Microsoft in contempt for
  requiring personal computer manufacturers to license the Internet Explorer
  (IE) Web browser as a condition of licensing the Windows 95 operating
  system.  The Justice Department's announcement is fantastic news, and it may
  be a sign that consumer pressure is having an impact.
  According to today's news reports, Justice Department officials have told
  the court that Microsoft's IE licensing arrangement violates the 1995 court
  order that bars Microsoft from anticompetitive licensing practices.  Federal
  officials are asking that Microsoft be fined $1 million per day until they
  discontinue the practice.
  Today's announcement is the first sign we've seen that the Justice
  Department understands what's at stake in cyberspace.  We encourage
  Micro$oft Monitor readers to contact the Justice Department and thank them
  for acting.  E-mail messages in support of the Justice Department's action
  should be sent to: <antitrust@usdoj.gov>.
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