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Subject:  Re: CRA News from Washington Post Date:  3/8/2000  8:54 AM
Author:  JDBarron Number:  6611 of 36502

" We can talk morality and how the government should or shouldn't get involved in business until we're blue in the face, but reality is that if CRA ticks off certain government mucketymucks, the gov't will find a way to upset the apple cart. They
own the economy -- we just play in it."

The government does not have the authority to act *selectively* against any company, except insofar as a company violates existing laws or regulations (which is why it is acting against Microsoft).

Celera has done nothing whatsoever which gives the government the slightest pretext for acting selectively against it, nor has the government given any indication that it would wish to. (The HPG is NOT the government. Their ability to do anything to Celera is NIL. They cannot even deny Celera access to their data should they wish to do so: it is PUBLIC data and such denial would be clearly illegal.

IMHO, you have made a decision based on the wrong reason.
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