February 27, 2004

Microsoft ends 'unfair' contract

OwlWhacker writes "Microsoft has announced it is to ditch a controversial contracts provision under investigation in Japan.

The software giant's statement comes after Japanese fair trade officials raided its Tokyo offices on suspicion of violating anti-monopoly laws.

Microsoft said it would now be removing the contract detail which prevents computer firms from suing it for any use of their patented technology.

The Japanese Fair Trade Commission had said it was unfair and restrictive."

Link: news.bbc.co.uk

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