Microsoft Hatred FAQ
Thu Oct 27 22:57:29 CEST 2005
"David Schwartz" <davids at webmaster.com> writes:
> Sorry to be pedantic, but I think it's an important point that no court
> ever found that Microsoft illegally acquired a monopoly. So to characterize
> the monopoly itself as "illegal" is simply erroneous.
Who is paying you to tell these ridiculous crap? The monopoly is illegal
if maintained by anticompetitive means regardless of how it was acquired.
Section 2 of the Sherman Act declares that it is unlawful for a person
or firm to "monopolize . . . any part of the trade or commerce among
the several States, or with foreign nations . . . ." 15 U.S.C. § 2.
This language operates to limit the means by which a firm may lawfully
either acquire or perpetuate monopoly power. Specifically, a firm
violates sec. 2 if it attains or preserves monopoly power through
The threshold element of a sec 2 monopolization offense being "the
possession of monopoly power in the relevant market...
David Schwartz, I have a direct question for you: are you on
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