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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RE: farce
by Jokel on Mon 17th Sep 2007 17:11 UTC in reply to "farce"
Jokel
Member since:
2006-06-01

You say: "Although I don't trust Microsoft, I don't trust EU either."

I think I trust the EU more than I do trust Microsoft, thank you!

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RE[2]: farce
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 17th Sep 2007 17:13 in reply to "RE: farce"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I think I trust the EU more than I do trust Microsoft, thank you!


A big company, or politicians (European ones, at that!). Speaking of between a rock and a hard place.

Edited 2007-09-17 17:13 UTC

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RE[3]: farce
by dylansmrjones on Mon 17th Sep 2007 17:41 in reply to "RE[2]: farce"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Amen, Reverend.

Not just European politicians. It is European politicians in Bruxelles.

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