Imperial arrogance

From Good Morning, Silicon Valley

“We are concerned that the standard applied to unilateral conduct by the [EU Court of First Instance in the Microsoft antitrust case], rather than helping consumers, may have the unfortunate consequence of harming consumers by chilling innovation and discouraging competition.”

— Thomas O. Barnett, U.S. Department of Justice assistant attorney general for antitrust

“The European Commission does not pass judgment on rulings by U.S. courts and we expect the same degree of respect from U.S. authorities on rulings by EU courts. It is absolutely not done.”

— EU antitrust chief Neelie Kroes