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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by looncraz on Mon 17th Sep 2007 18:59 UTC in reply to "RE"
looncraz
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2005-07-24

This is action against ILLEGAL monopolistic behavior, resulting in the destruction of multiple businesses and the loss of many jobs, while denying the consumer their RIGHT to a free market, which provides choice and competition.

The EU is acting on law, not on blind anti-Microsoft delusions. And in that respect, GO EU GO!!

--The loon

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