Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 11:56 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this month, news got out that the European Commission is charging Microsoft with unlawful competition regarding its bundling of the Internet Explorer web bowser with Windows. At the time, information was scarce, but thanks to Microsoft's quarterly filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. we now have a little more insight into what the EU might force Microsoft to do.
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You have no clue how antitrust works.

Basically antitrust law is not political. It does not follow a political agenda except as to enforce competition laws. It also has nothing to do with other policies.

In a order driven governmental structure, you don't investigate in order to find something to punish a company. You have a law, you have a complaint, you investigate the complaint, you hear the accused party, you decide if the market order was infringed by the pratices.

If the EU really wanted to go after Microsoft it would have a close look at the enforcement of its state procurement rules.

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