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Legal Web/Tech

Microsoft v EU – Day 1

Update (11 Nov). The Associated Press reports that Microsoft’s testimony involved a “stultifying” Powerpoint presentation as it defended itself today against charges of anticompetive behavior in both server and media player markets. In addition, the European Union is reportedly exploring possible violations associated with other bundling issues: instant-messaging, e-mail and hand-held devices such as mobile […]

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Media

Media ownership and democracy

If the issues raised by my media partners story hit your hot button, you need to check out Mark Cooper’s new book, Media Ownership and Democracy in the Digital Information Age, which is available as a 313-page PDF (free! under a Creative Commons license). Lawrence Lessig noted today that the book is now available from […]

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Legal Web/Tech

The clock is ticking

On Wednesday (Europe time), Microsoft is scheduled to begin a three-day trial at the hands of the European Union (EU), which has charged the firm with anti-competive practices on two counts: server interoperability and media player integration. The investigation has been ongoing for four years. The Commission, in an August press release, said that the […]