Microsoft v. Commission: Back To The Basics

Law360, New York (October 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On Sept. 17, the Court of First Instance (CFI) delivered its judgment in the case of Microsoft v. Commission.

This judgment rejected on almost every ground Microsoft’s appeal against the March 23, 2004, decision of the European Commission (the Commission), finding that Microsoft had infringed Article 82 of the EC Treaty by refusing to supply competitors with “interoperability information” and by tying the sale of the Windows Media Player to the sale of the Windows client PC operating system.

The CFI did, however, find that the...
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