RealNetworks lawsuit against Microsoft alleges 'monopoly abuse'

RealNetworks has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, alleging that the software giant has illegally used its power as a monopoly...

RealNetworks has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, alleging that the software giant has illegally used its power as a monopoly to control the digital media market.

The lawsuit claims that Microsoft has forced PC manufacturers to include Microsoft's media player, while at the same time placing restrictions on how competing players may be installed.

The action seeks to recover damages that could exceed $1bn.

RealNetworks has retained three law firms to represent it in the lawsuit: Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, the Summit Law Group, and McManis Faulkner & Morgan.

Robert McMillan writes for IDG News Service

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