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NetworkWorld: EU investigating Microsoft on antitrust charges

“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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