Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Sep 2007 15:17 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Legal Microsoft suffered a stunning defeat on Monday when a European Union court backed a European Commission ruling that the US software giant illegally abused its market power to crush competitors. The European Union's second-highest court dismissed the company's appeal on all substantive points of the 2004 antitrustruling. The court said Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, was unjustified in tying new applications to its Windows operating system in a way that harmed consumer choice. The verdict, which may be appealed only on points of law and not of fact, could force Microsoft to change its business practices.
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Governments
by samad on Mon 17th Sep 2007 15:39 UTC
samad
Member since:
2006-03-31

This is solid proof the US is far more draconian with treatment of consumers in favor of companies. In the EU, it's at least understood there exists a more humane social contract. This premise barely exists in the US.

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v RE: Governments
by Snapper on Mon 17th Sep 2007 19:47 in reply to "Governments"
RE[2]: Governments
by Anonymous Penguin on Mon 17th Sep 2007 20:05 in reply to "RE: Governments"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

60 years are a very long time.
In the meantime we have proven what we can do. How about uniting 27 countries all out of their free will?

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RE[2]: Governments
by Barnabyh on Mon 17th Sep 2007 20:13 in reply to "RE: Governments"
Barnabyh Member since:
2006-02-06

What's this got to do with software? Or do you just not have any other arguments?
Pretty much like the Americans that were pouring good french wine out on the streets 'cos France did not oblige helping them to invade Iraq.

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