August 30, 2001

EU widens Microsoft investigation

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "The European Commission said Thursday it has expanded its investigation of Microsoft toThe European Commission said Thursday it has expanded its investigation of Microsoft to
look into whether the U.S. software giant is illegally tying its Media Player to its Windows operating system.

"This statement of objections supplements one sent to the company a year ago and adds a new dimension to the
Commission's concerns that Microsoft's actions may harm innovation and restrict choice for consumers," the
European Union's competition watchdog said in a statement."

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