from the big-and-illegal dept.
vincecate writes "The Japan Fair Trade Commission has ruled that
Intel violated antitrust laws in Japan.
Giving customers discounts based on the volume of your products
they purchased is good business.
However, Intel was adjusting customer discounts
based on the volume of competing products they purchased,
which is not legal.
After the ruling,
AMD responded saying, "We encourage governments around the globe to ensure that their markets are not being harmed as well".
saying, "Intel continues to believe its business practices are both fair and lawful."
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when
you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
-- Poul Anderson