Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Mar 2007 18:49 UTC, submitted by Governa
Microsoft The European Union escalated its trans-Atlantic fight with Microsoft on Thursday, threatening new multimillion fines against the software maker over claims it fails to offer rivals a fair deal on licenses for helping servers work with Windows. In response, Microsoft charged that the treatment it receives from the EU is unmatched around the world and harmed Europe's efforts to become a thriving high-tech economy. The EU said Microsoft could face fines as high as euro3 million (US$4 million) a day, accusing the software company of trying to protect its interests by overcharging rivals for complete and accurate interface documentation - which would allow them to interoperate with Windows PCs and servers - on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.
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by sp29 on Thu 1st Mar 2007 20:19 UTC
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It's a good way for Europe to make more money on U.S imports.

You know since everyone needs a computer these days and given the popularity of Windows. It makes good sense to tax a company to do needed business in your country.

No wonder MS has turned to India to become more profitable, given threat of EU fines or might I say Tariffs!

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