December 21, 2004

European court to rule on MS sanctions

Microsoft will hear tomorrow whether or not it has been successful in the first stage of its appeal against that antitrust sanctions imposed upon it by the European Competition Commission.

Back in March, the Commission ruled that Microsoft had abused its monopoly. It imposed a fine of almost $650m, and instructed the company to publish details of its Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and provide a version of Windows without Windows Media Player. Microsoft wants these penalties suspended while it makes its appeal.

Link: The Register

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