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Microsoft Still a Monopoly, 7 State Attorneys Say

Aug 31, 2007, 18:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Seven states are pushing back against the Department of Justice's assessment that the landmark antitrust settlement between the United States and Microsoft has removed the anticompetitive obstacles created by the software maker and resulted in more competition in the middleware market.

"In fact, according to attorneys for California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, the commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, known as the 'California Group' of plaintiffs, 'Microsoft's market power remains undiminished and... key provisions of the final judgment--those relating to middleware--have had little or no competitively significant impact...'"

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