Victory for Microsoft in antitrust battle


Victory for Microsoft in antitrust battle

Microsoft has won a significant victory in the latest round of its antitrust battle in the USA.

Gates: Settlement imposes tough responsibilities on Microsoft
Judge Kollar-Kotelly last Friday (1 November) effectively approved the provisions of a settlement deal between Microsoft and US Department of Justice (DoJ) and nine states that sued the software maker.
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Microsoft ruling: The key remedies
Most elements of the deal struck last year between Microsoft and the US Department of Justice and nine states were upheld. A few extra measures were added in a bid to ensure that Microsoft adheres to the restrictions imposed on it after the company was found guilty of anti-competitive behaviour.
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The legal battles are not over yet
Microsoft will continue to face legal challenges, despite its victory in the US courts last week. Media giant AOL Time Warner will continue its own anti-monopoly action against Microsoft, as will Sun Microsystems.
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Verdict increases pressure for European settlement
Software giant Microsoft is expected to toughen its negotiating position with European Union competition regulators after its victory in the US courts.
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