BBC news: "Decision looms in Microsoft-EU row"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Marco Desloovere, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. | Decision looms in Microsoft-EU row
    | The long-running dispute between Microsoft and the European Union will
    | finally be decided on Monday.
    | Three years ago, the European Union issued an anti-trust ruling against
    | Microsoft for what it said was an illegal abuse of Microsoft's
    | near-monopoly in the computer operating system market.
    | It ordered the company to change its business practices.
    | It also imposed the highest fine in European history - almost
    | half-a-billion euros.
    | On Monday morning, Europe's second-highest court will deliver a ruling
    | that could shape the rules of competition law in the bloc for decades to
    | come.
    | The two sides are agreed it's a landmark case. But they agree on little
    | else.

    These are the first lines of the following fairly lengthy article:

    Just FYI.

    Marco Desloovere, Sep 16, 2007
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  2. How exciting! I'll be sitting here eating my popcorn with my soft drink
    watching for the outcome.

    Priceless quotes in group:

    "Fair use is not merely a nice concept--it is a federal law based on
    free speech rights under the First Amendment and is a cornerstone of the
    creativity and innovation that is a hallmark of this country. Consumer
    rights in the digital age are not frivolous."
    - Maura Corbett
    The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly , Sep 17, 2007
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  3. Follow up:

    | Microsoft loses anti-trust appeal
    | Microsoft has lost its appeal against a record 497m euro (£343m; $690m)
    | fine imposed by the European Commission in a long-running competition
    | dispute.
    | The European Court of First Instance upheld the ruling that Microsoft
    | had abused its dominant market position.

    The rest of the article can be found here:

    Just FYI.

    Marco Desloovere, Sep 17, 2007
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