[ATTACH=right]16413[/ATTACH]A former sales director with the Taiwan-based Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corporation has entered a plea-bargain in a San Francisco Federal Court related to charges of participating in a global conspiracy to fix the price of thin-film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels, according to the [URL="http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/press_releases/2010/261080.htm"]Justice Department[/URL]. Under his plea agreement, which has yet to be approved by a court, Chen-Lung Kuo has agreed to serve nine months in jail, to pay a $35,000 criminal fine and to assist the department in its ongoing TFT-LCD investigation. Kuo is arguably getting off easy, considering that violating the Sherman Act (a primary antitrust …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16365[/ATTACH]Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General of Connecticut, warned Amazon and Apple yesterday that he wants to have a little talk with them about their "anticompetitive" deals in the electronic publishing market. In [URL="http://www.ct.gov/ag/lib/ag/consumers/amazonltr080110.pdf"]his letter[/URL], directed to Amazon's General Counsel, L. Michelle Wilson, Blumental warns that "Amazon's demand that the largest e-book publishers agree to provide Amazon with a 'guarantee' that no other competitor will obtain lower prices" is of concern due to its anticimpettive impact. Such price guarantees are sometimes referred to [URL="http://www.answers.com/topic/most-favored-nation"]"most favored nation" (MFN) clauses[/URL]. While not illegal under anti-trust laws, Blumenthal says they're not precisely legal either, and …

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Here we go again. The European Union (hello from Europe, everyone!) is once again complaining that Microsoft is abusing its market leadership position by continuing to put Internet Explorer into Windows. I can halfway see the point, but I don't think they're right. The way I explained it to my mother, whoi thought Microsoft was just in trouble for being successful (and that can be how it looks, to the uninitiated) was that it's like a wallpaper manufacturer being really successful, capturing 90 per cent or more of the market and then insisting on putting wallpaper paste/glue in with every …

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