set a fox to guard the henhouse

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Peter, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/159571_dgst06.html
    "Microsoft Corp. has positioned one of its top lawyers to run a committee
    that influences how much oversight U.S. courts exercise in antitrust
    settlements such as the one the firm negotiated with the Bush
    administration.
    Associate general counsel Richard Wallis takes over as chairman this summer
    of the American Bar Association's antitrust section, an unusual role for a
    corporate lawyer."

    Wow, talk about conflict of interest. The Microsoft monopoly has to be the
    biggest antitrust case of current time, and it is by no means over. Now, a
    MS lawyer is installed as head of ABA aititrust section.
    This sort of thing makes American government in general and Microsoft in
    particular look very untrustworthy.


    Peter
    Peter, Feb 8, 2004
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  2. Peter

    steve Guest

    Peter wrote:

    >
    > http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/159571_dgst06.html
    > "Microsoft Corp. has positioned one of its top lawyers to run a committee
    > that influences how much oversight U.S. courts exercise in antitrust
    > settlements such as the one the firm negotiated with the Bush
    > administration.
    > Associate general counsel Richard Wallis takes over as chairman this
    > summer of the American Bar Association's antitrust section, an unusual
    > role for a corporate lawyer."
    >
    > Wow, talk about conflict of interest. The Microsoft monopoly has to be
    > the
    > biggest antitrust case of current time, and it is by no means over. Now,
    > a MS lawyer is installed as head of ABA aititrust section.
    > This sort of thing makes American government in general and Microsoft in
    > particular look very untrustworthy.
    >
    > Peter


    I agree.

    Making a convicted criminal company's lawyer head of the legal section
    within the American bar Association for the laws that saw them convicted is
    pure farce.

    Corruption is now overt. With Bush in the White House, they don't need to
    hide it anymore. It's open season.
    steve, Feb 8, 2004
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