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Re: [wg-c] Unofficial report on L.A. meeting
At 07:58 AM 11/6/1999 , A.M. Rutkowski wrote:
>At 09:44 PM 11/5/99 , Chris Ambler wrote:
>>No more? So NSI gets to remain a for-profit registry while all new
>>ones may not? I believe that's spelled "antitrust."
>Exactly. In any business environment, litigation
>is part of sorting out the boundary conditions of
>the competitive marketplace.
>The very notion that some group would attempt
>to meet and conspire to control the conditions
>of a competitive service market is grounds for
>antitrust action - as well as a basic socialist
Anti-trust legal issues are just a tad more complicated that stated above.
And it's curious that we only hear this one, non-practising attorney
espousing the view, with so many other, expert litigators quite comfortable
with the path being taken.
The line of argument we are being given does support the concern that
starting with a for-profit makes reversing the decision much more difficult
than starting with a not-for-profit.
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