Microsoft To Miss Antitrust Compliance Deadlines

Law360, New York (March 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- United States antitrust regulators are losing their patience with Microsoft Corp., which has fallen behind on deadlines to disclose interoperability protocols to other companies.

As part of a 2002 antitrust verdict, Microsoft is required to give rival software manufacturers server protocols that allow them to operate on Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

But Microsoft admitted recently that certain protocols added to its new Windows Vista OS had been “inadvertently overlooked” while the company was preparing technical documentation. The software giant says it needs more time to update...
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