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[News] [Rival] Microsoft's Continued Crimes Earn it More Antitrust Time

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Microsoft accepts US antitrust oversight extension

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| Microsoft had agreed to an 18-month extension of federal court oversight of 
| its business practices mandated by its settlement in a landmark antitrust 
| lawsuit.  
| In court papers jointly filed by the US Justice Department and 17 states, 
| Microsoft agreed to extend supervision until May 2011, rather than in 
| November as previously scheduled. The extension will give government 
| overseers more time to review technical information that Microsoft agreed to 
| provide potential licensees of software that interfaces with the Windows 
| operating system.     


Microsoft commits many crimes and then tries to characterise its customers as

Software Group Doles Out Cash To Piracy Tipsters 

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| The Software & Information Industry Association it paid nearly $90,000 in 
| March to 10 sources who reported cases of corporate end-user software piracy 
| to SIIA.   



Microsoft tries to avoid Ballmer deposition in Vista suit

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| Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is the subject of a new legal
| squabble in a lawsuit over the company's Windows Vista marketing practices.


Is MS Preening in Public Posts?

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| The author of the email, posted on ZDNet in a Talkback forum on the Microsoft
| antitrust trial, claimed her name was Michelle Bradley and that she
| had "retired" from Microsoft last week.
| "A verbal memo [no email allowed] was passed around the MS campus encouraging
| MS employee's to post to ZDNet articles like this one," the email said.
| "The theme is 'Microsoft is responsible for all good things in computerdom.'
| The government has no right to prevent MS from doing anything. Period.
| The 'memo' suggests we use fictional names and state and to identify
| ourselves as students," the author claimed.


Unclear if Microsoft memo will be allowed evidence

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| A memo by Microsoft's Jim Durkin recalled a meeting by Gates and other
| executives in which Gates said of RealNetworks: "This is a strategic area,
| and we need to win it."  
| The same memo dated June 5, 1997, quotes another senior Microsoft executive,
| Robert Muglia, as saying that RealNetworks is "like Netscape, the only
| difference is we have a chance to start this battle earlier in the game".  

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