The U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has announced plans to allow broadcasters to air live Feb. 26 and 27 arguments in Microsoft Corp.'s appeal of the ruling in its anti-trust case. The 9th Circuit Court recently allowed airing of arguments in the Napster case and another appeals court has allowed the airing of another case, but the broadcast is a first for the D.C. appeals court which hears a large number of controversial cases. ABCnews.com has indicated it will carry the arguments live on its Web site and will also distribute the audio to other broadcasters. C-span.org will also carry the arguments live on its site.
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