Is Microsoft Off the Hook?

Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson tried his best to make it a speedy trial--the antithesis of IBM's 13-year torture. Determining whether Microsoft has violated antitrust laws should take a month or two, maybe three. But as AOL has amply demonstrated, even six weeks can be an eternity in the warp speed of Internet time.

Now that the competitive landscape has shifted, should the court even bother to continue? Microsoft, not surprisingly, says no. Chief counsel William Neukom declared that the Netscape deal "yanks the rug out from the government's case" by proving that the Internet is more competitive than ever. As soon...

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