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CNNfn: Verdict stings Microsoft

Apr 03, 2000, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])

"Microsoft Corp. violated the nation's antitrust laws by using its monopoly power in personal computer operating systems to stifle competition, a federal judge ruled Monday."

"In a 50-page "conclusions of law" document released late Monday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson said the software giant violated the Sherman Antitrust Act."

"Specifically, Jackson said that "Microsoft maintained its monopoly power by anticompetitive means and attempted to monopolize the Web browser market," which violates the Sherman Act. Microsoft also violated the Sherman Act by "unlawfully tying its Web browser to its operating system," the judge wrote."

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