Category Archives: Processi Microsoft

Chrome e Safari: un ballot screen anche su Ipad?

di Andrea Monti – PC Professionale n.256
L’annuncio dell’arrivo di Chrome per Ipad si riapre la “Guerra dei browser”. Apple subirà la stessa sorte di Microsoft?

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US Court of appeals 4th Circuit – Opinion 042566

This appeal, a part of the multidistrict class action antitrust litigation brought against Microsoft Corporation by 39 purchasers of Microsoft’s operating system software and applications software, presents the question whether 26 indirect purchasers have stated a claim upon which relief can be granted. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6). The district court granted Microsoft’s motion to dismiss their claims, concluding that because these 26 plaintiffs did not buy software directly from Microsoft, they were indirect purchasers who were barred from seeking recovery for illegal pass-through overcharges under the principles of Illinois Brick Co. v. Illinois, 431 U.S. 720
(1977). The court also found that they lacked standing to seek recovery for certain types of injury because the alleged injury did not constitute “antitrust injury,” was speculative, or was generalized and not specific to the plaintiffs. The court dismissed the plaintiffs’ equitable claims under the doctrine of laches.

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Microsoft, il monopolio e i concorrenti inesistenti

di Andrea Monti – PC Professionale n.106

Ha destato molto scalpore la diffusione del Finding of Facts (http://www.andremonti.net/dojvsms.zip) relativo alla nota vicenda che vede il Governo americano contestare giudizialmente alla Microsoft una serie di comportamenti monopolistici legati ad una oggettiva situazione di controllo del mercato e di scarsa tutela dei consumatori.
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La guerra dei browser: aspettando l’Antitrust

di Andrea Monti – PC Professionale n. 84

Da qualche tempo le cronache, anche quelle non specializzate, riportano spesso il bollettino di guerra che racconta delle gesta di protagonisti come Microsoft da una parte e dall’altra un composito schieramento di avversari da Sun a Netscape al Department of Justice statunitense.

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