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Old 07-01-2004, 12:54 PM   #1
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Microsoft in full compliance with anti-trust laws!


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At a news conference, Gates said he wasn't concerned about China's plans to enact antitrust laws that could target Microsoft.

"I don't expect problems," Gates said. "We already do business in over 50 countries that have laws like that, and we're in full compliance with those laws."
Riiiiiight....

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Old 07-01-2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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Yup, and 640K RAM is enough for any user, and I see no advantage to the GUI
 
Old 07-01-2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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Come on, there's a big difference between being merely wrong and being a blatant liar.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 03:01 PM   #4
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CHINA, ANTITRUST, LMAO. You have got to be kidding me. Child labor, slave labor, pirating or software and movies, shutting down internet cafes, regulating what comes through the internet and china is enacting antitrust laws. That one for the books.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 03:27 PM   #5
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CHINA, ANTITRUST, LMAO. You have got to be kidding me. Child labor, slave labor, pirating or software and movies, shutting down internet cafes, regulating what comes through the internet and china is enacting antitrust laws. That one for the books.
LOL that is a great point.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 06:39 PM   #6
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if they of all nations is saying M$ is in violation, whoa are we to argue?

/me hopes china pirates and fines M$ to the grave
 
Old 07-01-2004, 08:05 PM   #7
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me hopes china pirates and fines M$ to the grave
Come on, Pirating anything is criminal and just makes consumers pay more. How about just forgetting about MS and not buying their products. Thats enough for me.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 08:19 PM   #8
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crimes are only about what side you are one, for all i know, "pirating" in china means "buying" in the US

or maybe in china people are smart and need a full "demo" before deciding
 
Old 07-01-2004, 08:47 PM   #9
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crimes are only about what side you are one, for all i know, "pirating" in china means "buying" in the US

or maybe in china people are smart and need a full "demo" before deciding
Making excuses for crime does not make it right. The only sides there are is right and wrong and stereotyping a whole people like that is not very nice but since you have opened the book I will have to say if they were smart they would not let their children be used by the neo-commie/capitalist system ( or whatever strange economic system they have there) by the government and does having more than " one baby " mean " immediate abortion " and dont start a debate on abbortion cuz I am pro choice and against a government telling an individual how many children they can have. And I was critizising the government not all the people in my previous post.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 11:33 PM   #10
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CHINA, ANTITRUST, LMAO. You have got to be kidding me. Child labor, slave labor, pirating or software and movies, shutting down internet cafes, regulating what comes through the internet and china is enacting antitrust laws. That one for the books.
I'll second that...........

just an FYI............65% of the merchandise that Walmart sells..........was imported from ........CHINA!!
talk about supporting slave labor.......
 
Old 07-02-2004, 12:07 AM   #11
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Making excuses for crime does not make it right. The only sides there are is right and wrong..
Playing Satan's Little Helper for a moment...
"Right and wrong" has little to do with crime. Many people have the impression that staying within the law means you're doing no wrong, and if you break a law you're doing something bad.
This is generally close to the truth, but every day there are countless attorneys searching the books for loopholes in law just so their clients can legally continue doing what, in my opinion, is morally wrong. They get away with it, while being in "full compliance with those laws".
On the other side of the coin is a kid getting busted for smoking some pot.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 12:12 AM   #12
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Yea, There is a grey area especially since around the world what is right and wrong depends on culture, not on what is responsible or civil.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 02:17 AM   #13
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forget about whats right and wrong!, its irrelevant: take a example of a person in war, all of these people did the same thing, but here are different names for them

assassin
bastard
murderer
mutilator
sicko
hero
liberator
soldier
criminal
savior
protector

the list could go on forever, it doesn't matter if something is right or wrong, it only matters is who is doing the naming, and from what side,angel (whatever you chose) they are saying it from

right and wrong is for a person to decide for themselves
 
Old 07-02-2004, 03:52 AM   #14
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Puhlez... Microsoft will suddenly decide China is in full compliance with international copyright law and China will suddenly decide M$ is in full compliance with anti-trust law... and the world continues to revolve merrily. Outside the legal system -- note: it's not a justice (right and wrong) system -- people call this extortion, but within the legal system it's called a settlement.
 
  


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