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ZDNet UK: Microsoft Denies Blackmail Accusations

Feb 16, 2005, 22:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

"Microsoft has denied threatening to take jobs away from Denmark if the Danish government supported the software patent directive.

"Danish financial newspaper Børsen reported on Tuesday that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates told the Danish Prime Minister he would move all 800 jobs at Navision, a Danish company acquired by Microsoft in 2002, to the States unless the EU adopted the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive (CIID)..."

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