Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jun 2006 21:15 UTC, submitted by brewin
Legal The European Commission is ready to impose a fine of 2m Euros ($2.5m; 1.4m) a day on Microsoft. The Commission is expected to rule that Microsoft has failed to fully implement its 2004 antitrust decision. Under the ruling, Microsoft had to supply rivals with information about its Windows operating system.
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RE: Hmmm... can you say bully?
by dylansmrjones on Wed 28th Jun 2006 13:00 UTC in reply to "Hmmm... can you say bully?"
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It has nothing to do with the company being american.

If you knew something about the laws in EU-countries, you'd know that minor danish companies and swedish, german, italian and spanish companies (continue the list as you see fit) have received the same treatment.

I don't really agree with the EU on this kind of treatment, but it has nothing to do with MS being an american company. It has something to do with MS being a monopoly. Personally I don't see that as a problem - monopolies can be countered with market forces - if you have a truely free market, that is.

But since that isn't the case (using quasi-plan economy in EU), limiting monopolies through laws and court rulings in the way it's done. This also happens in USA.

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