EU Court Confirms: Microsoft is Guilty of Abusing Market Position

The EU Judgment Court of First Instance has confirmed the commission’s findings: Microsoft is guilty of abusing their dominant market position. They will have to pay the EUR 497 million fine set by the commission, plus EUR 280.5 million for not not complying to the initial orders. The rest of the decision was also mostly upheld.

The decision is here, with (German) commentary by Heise Online.

This is a great day for interoperability and will set the stage for a development that is wholly alien to companies like Microsoft: Moving towards fair competition in the market.

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