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Re: Hey Terekhov: Wallace lost. Who'd guess.... ;)

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Hey Terekhov: Wallace lost. Who'd guess.... ;)
Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 18:57:40 +0200
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John Hasler <> writes:

> David Kastrup writes:
>> I don't see that they specify the manner of recouping, and I'd
>> consider this too narrow for a reasonably effective definition of
>> "predatory pricing".
> If the defendant would not be likely to raise prices to above what
> would otherwise have been the market price, where is the harm to
> competition?

If the goal is to eliminate a competitor, the damage can also occur in
other markets.

And with regard to vaporware, killing off the market altogether is
also damaging.  IIRC, there have been occasions where vaporware killed
a product and the market segment ended up empty altogether.  I'd
consider that still eligible for this sort of suit, since I find it
sufficiently similar in spirit.

Of course, the precise interpretation lies with the judges, and the
precise intent with the lawmakers.

With regard to Wallace's suit attempts, it is pretty much the same, as
he fails thoroughly without needing to look at such details.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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