Micro$oft Monitor

Published by NetAction Issue No. 12 September 30, 1997
Repost where appropriate. See copyright information at end of message.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Action on Browsers
Tell It Like It Is
About Micro$oft Monitor


Action on Browsers

James Love of the Center for the Study of Responsive Law in Washington, D.C., has drafted a letter to the Justice Department, asking the agency to stop Microsoft from monopolizing the market for Internet browsers. NetAction is signing the letter, and Micro$oft Monitor readers are encouraged to do so, also.

Information about the letter and how to sign on is included below, and the letter is at: http://www.essential.org/antitrust/ms/browserletter.html (NOTE: this URL is no longer valid as of 05/23/2001.)

You don't need to represent an organization to sign.


Re:Letter to U.S. Department of Justice regarding
Microsoft and Internet Browser Market

The following is a sign-on letter to the U.S. Department of Justice asking that the agency take action to prevent Microsoft from monopolizing the market for Internet browsers. Specifically, the letter asks DOJ to stop Microsoft from engaging in predatory pricing of Microsoft Explorer (MSE), and that Microsoft be prevented from bundling MSE with operating system (OS) software such as Windows 95. If you are interested in adding your name, send the following information to James Love by October 10, 1997.

Mail to:

Name: ____________________
Title (optional): ____________________
Affiliation (optional): ____________________
City and State: ____________________
Internet address: ____________________
Comments: ____________________

See http://www.essential.org/antitrust/ms/browserletter.html for the letter. (NOTE: this URL is no longer valid as of 05/23/2001.)


Tell It Like It Is

If you've got a problem with Microsoft, tell Congress! Interested members of Congress are asking NetAction for specific, concrete examples of how Microsoft's actions harm consumers. If you have a specific experience to share, tell us about it.

In the coming months, we hope to compile a long list of specific examples of Microsoft's anti-consumer activities to share with Congress so our representatives can begin to understand why its so important to stop the Microsoft monopoly. If you have specific experiences to share, please contact us to add your example to the list. Write to: or call NetAction at: 415-775-8674.


About The Micro$oft Monitor

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