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Tech: Sasser, Gates fine, EU on music royalties

updated 07:00 pm EDT, Mon May 3, 2004

Tech: EU on music royaltie

Evening tech news: The latest widespread Internet worm known as '' is showing more pep after a slow weekend debut; Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has been fined $800,000 by the U.S. federal government for violating an antitrust rule; the European Commission has warned societies which collect royalties on behalf of musicians that they may be breaking competition rules by extending their national monopolies into the world of the Internet.




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  1. klinux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    ha ha

    Slow here at Macnn, already discussed to death on /.. So one of Bill's trust filed a form late even though what the trust did is completely by the rules. Since Bill is worth $40B, this means if one is worth $100k, you are asked to pay 20 cents in fines.

    Fine by me! :)

  1. dcrosby

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    $800,000 down,

    $39,999,200,000 to go.

  1. chas_m

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    Shocking!

    Bill Gates guilty of an anti-trust violation? You couldn't mean THE Bill Gates, surely -- that paragon of playing by the rules??!

    I am shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, that Bill Gates would be involved in anything anti-competitive or illegal. Shocked.

    Next thing they'll be telling us the war in Iraq isn't going too well. phht!

  1. klinux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ha ha

    You think you are clever but you are not, chas.

    CNN Money: "The technical incident has nothing to do with the government's massive antitrust battles with Microsoft." Furthermore, no illegal acts were committed. So before you cream your pants trying to come up with clever things to say about Gates, WinDoze, M$, etc, this is no big deal - comparable to paying a fine on an overdue book. Big frigging deal.

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