Microsoft Says PR and Lobbying Effort to Promote Government Intervention in Software Is Old News

Microsoft Says PR and Lobbying Effort to Promote Government Intervention in Software Is Old News

REDMOND, WA, April 20, 1998 — Microsoft today said that the announcement that a few of its competitors and their hired political agents had formed a PR and lobbying campaign should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the aggressive tactics that have been waged in the past few months.

“Today’s PR announcement clearly illustrates the difference in approach between Microsoft and our competitors,”
said Jack Krumholtz, Microsoft’s Federal Affairs Director.
“While Microsoft continues to focus on our customers, making our products better and promoting the future of technology at Windows World in Chicago, our competitors and their hired guns in Washington, D.C., are focused on their campaign to inject government regulation into a healthy competitive software industry.”

“Senator Dole’s and Judge Bork’s positions today stand in stark contrast to their previous positions on these issues. Microsoft believes that government regulators should not determine the future of technology,”
said Krumholtz.

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