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CNET News.com/AP: EU opens antitrust case against Microsoft

Aug 03, 2000, 14:02 (3 Talkback[s])

"The European Union opened an antitrust case against Microsoft today, claiming it is abusing its market position in computer operating systems software to dominate the market. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said its action followed a complaint from software rival Sun Microsystems."

"Microsoft breached EU antitrust rules by engaging in discriminatory licensing and refusing to supply essential information on its Windows operating system, Sun said."

"The EU has given Microsoft two months to reply to its case, and any formal decision is unlikely by the end of the year, said Amelia Torres, spokeswoman for EU Competition Commissioner Mario Monti."

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