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Two on EU Microsoft Antitrust Case

Mar 12, 2003, 20:30 (16 Talkback[s])

Tech Central/Reuters: Microsoft Found in Violation, Say EU Sources

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"European Commission experts have concluded that US software giant Microsoft Corp violated EU antitrust rules, but their proposed remedies need refining to withstand court scrutiny, sources familiar with the case said.

"The experts have proposed two major requirements--making Microsoft share more proprietary information with its rivals and uncoupling its Media Player software from the ubiquitous Windows operating system, sources told Reuters.

"The three-year-old probe is the most politically charged competition investigation the EU executive has conducted since its controversial 2001 veto of a planned merger between US corporations General Electric and Honeywell..."

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Reuters: EU Says Microsoft Decision Months Away

"A European Commission spokeswoman declined to comment on Wednesday on whether EU experts had reached a decision against software giant Microsoft in an antitrust case, adding a conclusion was still months away..."

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