Microsoft Corp v Commission



case brought by European COmmission

this is about microsoft’s dominant market postion

inter operability.

Microsoft was obliged to divulge information so others could use servers

there was an aciton for annulment. then appeal against the penalty

1993. Novell claimed Microsoft had blocked it out of the market through anti competitive activities. This was settled amicably.

2003 the commission ordered Microsfot to make Windows without Windows freely available.

2004 Microsfot was ordere dot pay 497 000 Euros – largets ever EU fine

MisMiMicrosoft paid the fine. It said intellectual property rights were infringed by the COmmission



About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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