Microsoft said in court Thursday that it had been prepared during settlement talks to share more software code with its rivals than the European Union ultimately demanded. Nevertheless, the company argued that it would still face irreparable harm if forced to comply with a landmark antitrust ruling. The software giant is asking Europe's second-highest court to suspend its far-reaching antitrust order, which would force dramatic changes in Microsoft's business practices.
Microsoft Says It Would Have Gone Further Than EU Order in Sharing Software Code
The Associated Press
October 1, 2004
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