Microsoft Discovers The Virtues of Anti-Trust Law
Microsoft is complaining that Google’s deal giving them access to millions of digitized books is anti-competitive and monopolistic.
The idea of Microsoft demanding protection from monopolistic practices is utterly breathtaking in its degree of chutzpah and hypocrisy.
I suspect that Microsoft is trying to appeal directly to Christine Varney, the head of the anti-trust division at the Department of Justice, who has been an outspoken critic of Google. (I mean “appeal” in the colloquial sense, not in the term-of-art legal sense, of course.)
Lots more info about the Google case can be found in a recent Wired article.