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M$ Monitor: What's Next?

  The Micro$oft Monitor
  Published by NetAction          Issue No. 17               November 5, 1997	
  Repost where appropriate. Copyright and subscription info at end of message.
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  In This Issue:
  What's Next?
  About the Micro$oft Monitor
  What's Next?
  NetAction volunteer Marissa Valeri attended Tuesday's Senate Judiciary
  Committee hearing and sent in the following brief report:
  On Tuesday, November 4, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on
  competition, innovation and public policy in the digital age. Many felt that
  the hearing would provide a forum for the committee to present their opinions
  on Microsoft and the current actions of the Department of Justice. Committee
  chairman Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is an outspoken critic of Microsoft, yet
  as the hearing began, he made it clear that the focus of the hearing would not
  be Microsoft, but rather how, if at all, to enforce antitrust and
  intellectual property laws on the Internet. 
  The hearing began with both Senator Hatch and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
  extolling the virtues of the Internet. Several witnesses were called, and
  most of them included critical comments about Microsoft in their testimony.
  The witnesses included:
  *       Ed Black, President, Computers and Communications
  *       Robert E. Kahn, President/Treasurer, 
          Corporation for National Research Initiatives
  *       Kathie Sawyer, Practical Web Solutions
  *       Paul Ruden, Senior Vice President, Legal and Industry Affairs,
          American Society of Travel Agents
  *       Charles Rule, Covington & Burling
  *       Kevin Arquit, Rogers & Wells
  *       Joseph Farrell, professor, University of California, Berkeley
  Tuesday's hearing is the first of a series of Senate Judiciary Committee
  hearings on this topic. 
  >From Marissa Valeri, Washington, D.C.
  Micro$oft Monitor readers are urged to contact Senators Hatch (202-224-5251)
  and Leahy (202-224-4242) to thank them for holding this series of hearings
  and to urge them to include consumer testimony in future hearings.  
  Other key members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to contact about the
  need for consumer testimony in future hearings are:
          Strom Thurmond, R-SC    202-224-5972
          Edward Kennedy, D-MA    202-224-4543
          Joseph Biden, D-DE      202-224-5042
          Charles Grassley, R-IA  202-224-3744
          Herbert Kohl, D-WI      202-224-5653
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