Re: POL: Reaction to Microsoft Ruling

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Thu Apr 13 2000 - 23:18:10 MDT

>From: James Wetterau <>
>"Michael S. Lorrey" says:
> > You claim Alcoa is a foreign company. This is not so, it is an american
> > company.
>I do a lot of work for a Canadian company formerly called "North
>American Media Engines", now just NAME. The Canadians consider Canada
>part of America, and will tell you so in no uncertain terms.


>I do not know the home country of Alcoa, but it's name does not prove
>it was not Canadian.

I actually started to read the US v. Alcoa case just to resolve this
dispute, but it got so convoluted that I just gave up. It went on for a
couple of paragraphs of extrutiating detail about which company was first
formed and then sold, merged, acquired, and subsidiarized between various
US, Canadian and European interests. But the bottom line was that the
entity which was found guilty of anti-trust violations was a Canadian entity
committing its acts outside the US.


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