An Analysis of the Inadequacies of the Microsoft-DOJ Proposed Final Judgment
An analysis filed by the Consumer Federation of America and the Consumers Union on January 25, 2002, with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia regarding United States v. Microsoft Corp., Civil No. 98-1232, explains how the final judgement is not in the public's interest and will not stop monopoly abuses by Microsoft.
Bill Parish: Financial Pyramid
Analysis and related sources of Microsoft®'s financial pyramid, fraud enabled through loop-holes in account reporting
Brendan Scott is a lawyer in Sydney, Australia, practicing in the areas of information technology, telecommunications and electronic commerce. He holds degrees in law and mathematics. He has written some eloquent papers about software as property and open source.
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF UTAH, CENTRAL DIVISION CALDERA, INC., Plaintiff vs MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Defendant CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FACTS IN SUPPORT OF ITS RESPONSES TO MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT BY MICROSOFT CORPORATION Judge Dee V. Benson Case No. 2:96CV 0645B
Computerworld Coverage: Microsoft's Legal Battles
Computerworld's special coverage of Microsoft's legal issues
eWeek Section: Microsoft's Trials
Microsoft spends so much time in court that eWeek dedicates a section to it
FFII - Microsoft and Patents
Excerpt: Microsoft Corporation grew large and successful without patents, relying instead on copyright. Initially, Bill Gates was very critical of software patentability. However, as Microsoft began to play the game successfully, it became one of the staunchest supporters of software patentability. It has also been involved in promoting software patentability in Europe. Simultaneously Microsoft's has invested ample ressources into a campaign to dissuade governments and corporations from using free operating system. Patents have become an important part of this campaign.
Findings Of Fact
"The landmark ruling by Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, November 5 1999, presented as linear hypertext. Re-published from http://usvms.gpo.gov/ by Albion.com. This version is split into separate pages joined by Next and Back buttons."
Groklaw's Microsoft Litigation Page
Literally a goldmine of litigation documents involving Microsoft, anticompetitive practices, and antitrust allegations and violations. Their goal is to provide evidence of a long history of anti-competitive acts by Microsoft to serve as a valuable resource. It's currently a work-in-progress on another page.
Internal Memos: Microsoft Related
Internal corporate memos from or related to Microsoft
Associated Press article, February 23, 1994
Public Patent Foundation
"The Public Patent Foundation protects civil liberties and free markets from wrongly issued patents and unsound patent policy by providing those persons and businesses otherwise economically, politically, and socially deprived of access to the system governing patents with representation, advocacy and education."
The Technical Committee
"The TC was formed as a part of the settlement reached in the Microsoft anti-trust case... The Final Judgment in the case... mandates the creation of a three person Technical Committee to assist in both monitoring compliance with and enforcing the terms of the settlement."
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia - U.S. v. MS
United States District Court for the District of Columbia - U.S. v. Microsoft legal documents
U.S. DOJ - U.S. v. Microsoft Legal Filings and Documents
U.S. DOJ Antitrust Division - all case filings and related documents for U.S. v. Microsoft
Wired News Special Collection: U.S. v. Microsoft
230+ Wired news articles regarding Microsoft and the antitrust actions against them
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