Respecting the Harm Principle


The '90s have struck back in a big way, as Microsoft finally settled its anti-trust dispute with IBM. Full details here; bottom line is that Microsoft will cough up $775 million to make amends for "practices [that] harmed the International Business Machines Corporation." For harming IBM and other competitors, Microsoft has now paid or agreed to pay more than $3 billion in various settlements. No word on what Microsoft owes for emotional distress inflicted.