Question 2: What Do You Think of the Federal Appellate Decision In the Microsoft Case?

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  1. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen Administrator Founder Not Banned Radio Button Problem - Leader

    Not necessary to read the whole thing. Is necessary to read the parts that explain what a browser is.

    United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

    Argued February 26 and 27, 2001
    Decided June 28, 2001

    After carefully considering the voluminous record on appeal--including the District Court's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, the testimony and exhibits submitted at trial, the parties' briefs, and the oral arguments before this court--we find that some but not all of Microsoft's liability challenges have merit. Accordingly, we affirm in part and reverse in part the District Court's judgment that Microsoft violated 2 of the Sherman Act by employing anticompetitive means to maintain a monopoly in the operating system market; we reverse the District Court's determination that Microsoft violated 2 of the Sherman Act by illegally attempting to monopolize the internet browser market; and we remand the District Court's finding that Microsoft violated 1 of the Sherman Act by unlawfully tying its browser to its operating system. Our judgment extends to the District Court's findings with respect to the state law counterparts of the plaintiffs' Sherman Act claims.

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