Re: POL: Reaction to Microsoft Ruling

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Mon Apr 10 2000 - 14:18:18 MDT

>From: Charlie Stross <>
>On Mon, Apr 10, 2000 at 08:26:45AM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > Not so. Foreign companies cannot have anti-trust actions brought against
> > them, only US based companies can be charged with such 'crimes'.

Not quite. The reason I posted the link to the statute was so you could
read it for yourself. If you had you would have known that there is nothing
in the act which limits it to companies "based" in the US. I'll try again:

The short answer is, as long as a company's actions restrain "trade or
commerce in any Territory of the United States" (regardless of where the
company is based, they will be subject to the act.


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