[Edu-sig] politics,again

Dethe Elza dethe.elza at blastradius.com
Mon Oct 6 11:58:12 EDT 2003


On Sunday, October 5, 2003, at 05:54 AM, Arthur wrote:

> But where were the laws that might have protected the innovators 
> behind the
> Speadsheet or Internet Browser from being ripped off by Microsoft and 
> driven
> from businesses that they effectively created?

Laws can't protect small companies or individuals from large companies 
because enforcing the law takes money.  Lots of money, which the big 
companies have in abundance (along with hot and cold running corporate 
lawyers).  Not to mention that laws are financed (and in some cases 
more or less written by) the large companies.  That's the situation in 
the US.  Perhaps in Europe there is a way to ensure that money doesn't 
talk?

--Dethe




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