At Beeman & Muchmore, we have worked tirelessly with clients to ensure that they stay on the 'good side' of their software license vendors, be it Oracle, Microsoft or others. We have kept tabs on software vendors' latest moves, whether it is Oracle's latest litigation strategy or how to prepare for the inevitable software license audit. With that, we were surprised (and yet not really surprised) to see that Washington's latest efforts in the antitrust arena have turned a blind eye to some of the biggest software vendors.
That said, we are thrilled to share that our op-ed, "Washington Antitrust Efforts Ignore Predatory Practices of Big Software Vendors," was published yesterday in Real Clear Policy. In it, we give our observations on Washington's latest rendezvous with antitrust legislation and more specifically in the technology industry. While we agree that it is more than appropriate to focus antitrust laws on technology, we give our opinions regarding the indifference Washington seems to have for software licensees.
Published on 12/22/2021
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