Microsoft Royalty Cuts Draw Cheers From DOJ, States

Law360, New York (June 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Federal and state antitrust officials are hailing Microsoft Corp.'s decision to cut the royalty fees that external software developers pay to gain entry to its operating systems.

The U.S. Department of Justice and a group of states told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in a status report Wednesday that the software giant was making progress in addressing some of their antitrust concerns over its licensing practices.

Microsoft announced in February a widespread change to its licensing for interoperability information. The company made...
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