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NetworkWorld: EU investigating Microsoft on antitrust charges

Nov 09, 1999, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth De Bony)

"The European Commission is currently investigating allegations that Microsoft is violating antitrust rules in the European Union (EU), a Commission official who asked not to be identified says.

'We have two complaints that are currently being investigated, one filed by a rival software maker and another by a personal computer manufacturer,' the official said in response to questions about the Commission's reaction to Friday's ruling by a U.S. District Court. The ruling found that Microsoft is a monopoly."

"Although Microsoft is expected to appeal the ruling, [Microsoft Europe Director of Law and Corporate Affairs John] Frank confirmed 'publicly and privately, we have told the Commission that any remedy that comes from the Department of Justice case, will be applied on a global basis.' "

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