The Register schrijft (bedankt voor de link [CoSD]Headbanger) dat Microsoft eigenlijk wel naar Canada wil verhuizen, om van die (voor hen) lastige Amerikaanse justitie af te zijn.
Volgens The Register gaat dat toch niet zomaar lukken:
If Microsoft wants to escape the long arm of the law, it not only has to put itself beyond jurisdiction, but its products and sales as well. So just a physical move of the HQ and company domicile wouldn't work. The US authorities have in the past been perfectly happy, eager indeed, to ignore international law and bust foreign companies for trading with other foreign companies, Cuban ones, for example.
So even if the Canadian authorities were willing to have their mouths stuffed with gold, the US ones would keep on coming. And then there's the small matter of all those private antitrust suits lining up against Microsoft - are they going away because Bill's run off to Canada? We think not. If he stays legal, the law will catch up with him.
We can rule out most other reputable alternative domiciles for similar reasons. Cambridge, which has done very well out of the charitable Mr Gates recently, has been mentioned as a possible bolt-hole. But although this is something our Mr Blair - who thinks Gates is a brilliant inventor, god help him - would dearly love, there are currently whole libraries being assembled in Brussels to throw at Microsoft. The EU is as unsafe as the US.
Dus... hoe ziet Microsoft dat eigenlijk voor zich?