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News Reports of the Settlment Talks, November 4-5, 2001

Links from Michael Geist's BNA Internet Law News
General coverage at
  • Winners, losers in the Microsoft settlement - Tech News - CNET.com
  • NYTimes.com
  • U.S. vs. MS: It's Almost Over
  • Microsoft antitrust battle settled (11/03/2001)
    The states' reaction, who are reported to be looking for at least a dozen changes to the settlement at
  • http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/171806.html
  • NYTimes.com
  • WSJ Interactive Edition
  • WSJ Interactive Edition
  • Some States Back Microsoft Accord (washingtonpost.com)
    News that Massachusetts has become the first state to indicate that it won't sign the settlement at
  • Mass. Won't Join Microsoft Deal
    DOJ reaction at
  • Microsoft Deal Will End Unlawful Conduct -U.S. (11/02/2001)
    EU reaction, who have stated that their action will continue, at
  • Microsoft still a target of EU investigation - Tech News - CNET.com
  • EU Says Probe of Microsoft Goes On (washingtonpost.com)
    Analysis of the deal at
  • NYTimes.com
  • Circumstance Had Role in U.S.-Microsoft Deal (washingtonpost.com)
  • A Rush to Settle Microsoft Case (washingtonpost.com)
  • Salon.com Technology | Is Bill Gates' nightmare over?
    MICROSOFT RIVALS SLAM SETTLEMENT AS TOO WEAK MS competitors have responded to the settlement, claiming that the deal would do little to protect them or consumers from the software giant's monopoly power. Sun Microsystems, for one, has announced that it would now consider a civil suit against Microsoft.
  • Sun threatens suit against Microsoft - Tech News - CNET.com
  • Microsoft rivals lament settlement as too weak (11/02/2001)
  • Settlement disappoints Sun's CEO (11/02/2001)
  • Sun Micro May Sue Microsoft, Slams Settlement (11/02/2001)
  • Rejuvenated Microsoft Gives Software Rivals Shivers (11/03/2001)
    MICROSOFT GRANTS AN OPEN PASS ON PASSPORT SERVICE Microsoft shut down the virtual wallet function of its Passport service on Friday after a software developer discovered that he could steal a person's Passport, including credit card information, simply by getting the victim to open a Hotmail email account. The Passport service is reportedly used by more than 200 million people.
  • Stealing MS Passport's Wallet
  • WSJ Interactive Edition
  • News: Microsoft leaves its Wallet wide open

    News Reports of the Proposed Settlment, November 2, 2001

  • U.S. Reaches Settlement with Microsoft
  • Judge to Review Microsoft Deal
  • Microsoft Settlement May Face Challenges Under Public Comment Law
  • Microsoft settlement expected Friday - Tech News - CNET.com
  • New York officials decline to join Microsoft settlement (11/01/2001)
  • States may seek Microsoft deadline extension (11/01/2001)
  • New York Times
  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • States Scorning U.S.-Microsoft Deal (washingtonpost.com)
  • Rivalry With AOL Only Sharpened (washingtonpost.com)
  • Firm Would Still Face EU Charges (washingtonpost.com)

    News Reports of the Settlment Talks, November 1, 2001

  • Justice Department and Microsoft Agree on Most of Settlement Pact
  • Microsoft, U.S. Near Antitrust Settlement
  • Microsoft, Bush administration reach agreement on antitrust settlement, states still reviewing (10/31/2001)
  • Settlement draws near (10/31/2001)
  • Feds, Microsoft edge toward settlement - Tech News - CNET.com
  • Microsoft, U.S. Near Agreement
  • Wall Street Journal
  • The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Microsoft, Justice Department shape tentative settlement
  • Justice Department, Microsoft reach tentative settlement

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