EC takes firm stance against Microsoft
On 24 March, 2004, after a five-year investigation, the European Commission issued a decision against Microsoft, finding that the company had abused its dominant position in PC operating systems. Maurits Dolmans, Antoine Winckler and Thomas Graf report
The abuses identified by the European Commission (EC) concerned Microsoft’s refusal to make available interoperability information for server operating systems on a non-discriminatory basis, and its tying of the Windows Media Player (WMP). The EC imposed a fine of € 497m (£384m) and adopted a number of remedial measures.
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