Like John D. Rockefeller and other Robber Barons of the late 19th Century, Bill Gates is ruthless in his quest to control an industry. Microsoft's operating system and software are already installed in the vast majority of personal computers on the market today, and because Microsoft controls the standards and architecture that control the design of software, the company has a tremendous competitive advantage.
If we don't act soon, Microsoft will become a monopoly.
Help mobilize cyberspace consumers to demand stronger enforcement of the anti-trust laws that were enacted to prevent monopolies. To join the mobilization, learn more about the issue, and find out what you can do to help, visit NetAction's Web site at: http://www.netaction.org/msoft/ccc.html.
The goal of the Consumer Choice Campaign is to mobilize cyberspace consumers to send a message to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the government agencies responsible for investigating anti-competitive business practices and enforcing anti-trust laws.
We're asking cyberspace consumers to tell the government: Don't be soft on Microsoft!
Monopolies are illegal in the United States, but officials at DOJ and FTC aren't enforcing our antitrust laws as vigorously as they should be. Although the government has been looking at Microsoft's business practices for several years, so far their efforts have resulted in little more than a slap on Gates' wrist. And it hasn't had any noticeable effect on his relentless quest to dominate the industry.
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Help NetAction stop Bill Gates from becoming the Robber Baron of the Internet. Join the Consumer Choice Campaign and tell the government: Don't be soft on Microsoft!
Contact NetAction if you can help with the mobilization:
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