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Computers / Internet Access / Microsoft Antitrust #169878

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 20, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Linda Douglass) Justice Department charges that Microsoft is forging a monopoly on the computer Internet examined; details given of charges that Microsoft is forcing computer manufacturers to install Internet Explorer with its Windows 95 software. [Attorney General Janet RENO, assistant attorney general Joel KLEIN - accuse Microsoft of undermining consumer choice and coercing manufacturers.] [Microsoft spokeswoman Kimberly ELLWANGER - says the Justice Department does not understand evolving software.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The fine for non-compliance stated.

(New York: Gina Smith) A closer look at Microsoft and whether the company has grown too big and powerful presented. [Vanderbilt University professor Luke FROEB - says Bill Gates is an American icon.] [PC Week editor John DODGE - explains Microsoft's brutal leverage over computer companies.]

Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Gina

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