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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The goal should be to establish a fair marketplace where everyone can compete, and if someone happens to dominate, so be it.

This is the goal and you do actually understand that even while trying to make it look like you don't.

As a side effect of more competition on a fair marketplace, the marketshare of competitors will be spread more even, which basically implys that those with big marketshare right now will have their's decrease.

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