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Microsoft Lawsuit / Antitrust Cases #627906

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 06, 1999
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Federal Judge Thomas Jackson's finding that Microsoft is a monopoly introduced.

(Redmond, WA: Dan Lothian) The reaction to the court ruling in Microsoft's hometown of Redmond, WA, examined; Jackson's ruling quoted. [Microsoft employee Stephen RAUSCH - downplays the decision.] [Zdnet AnchorDesk Neil STROTHER - says the judge wanted to send a message.] [Assistant attorney general Joel KLEIN - says no company is above the law.] [Microsoft chairman Bill GATES - defends Microsoft.] The possibility of a negotiated compromise noted. [Washington Senator Slade GORTON - likens the lawsuit to a long ball game.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Federal law's definition of a monopoly given.

(New York: Rick Davis) The history of monopolies in late 19th century and 20th century America reviewed; details given of actions against rail, oil, tobacco, aluminum and IBM monopolies. [George Washington University professor John KWOKA - cited the significance of the Sherman Antitrust Act designed to deal with growing monopolies.] [Georgetown University professor William KOVACIC - offers perspective about the high-tech industry.]

Davis, Rick;
Lothian, Dan;
Seigenthaler, John

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