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Microsoft files new brief ... "discard all findings"

By joegee in MLP
Thu Sep 13, 2001 at 02:54:10 PM EST
Tags: Software (all tags)

According to Yahoo Microsoft filed a reply brief before Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly asking that the complete findings related to the case that went before Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson be dismissed because of that judge's "profound" misconduct.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Microsoft try to maneuver out of this through the courts while the media's attention is directed elsewhere. Let's face it, the U.S. Justice Department has bigger fish to fry and suddenly Windows Media Player dominating Windows XP's multimedia capabilities is no longer an attention grabber.


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Microsoft files new brief ... "discard all findings" | 8 comments (2 topical, 6 editorial, 0 hidden)
Although I can imagine (5.00 / 4) (#6)
by Xeriar on Thu Sep 13, 2001 at 01:44:53 AM EST

that the hammer swings both ways. The same is true for the SSSCA, etc. Attempting to gain off of an unfortunate situation (as Microsoft is here) has an incredible potential for backfire.

Microsoft is trying to gain from Tuesday's tragedies... That is its most heinious crime yet...

When I'm feeling blue, I start breathing again.

Now is "golden" no-media time (5.00 / 3) (#8)
by VValdo on Fri Sep 14, 2001 at 03:26:03 AM EST

In general, these days are a good time to do anything you don't want to get coverage.

In the old days pre-CNN, it was always good to pass bills you don't want to get coverage (and make unpopular announcements) on a Friday so that media coverage was missed by most people during that weekend. Those kinds of news cycles don't exist any more now that there are 24-hour news channels and there is no real hole (except for major holidays, which is when a lot of hackers go to work)...

Those who will benefit from the mass media distraction include Gary Conduit, Sharks, Paula Poundstone, and Microsoft.

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Microsoft files new brief ... "discard all findings" | 8 comments (2 topical, 6 editorial, 0 hidden)
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