EU Eases Monitoring Of Microsoft Antitrust Compliance

Law360, New York (March 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Commission announced Wednesday it would relax the way it monitors Microsoft Corp.'s compliance with a 2004 antitrust ruling, although it is still investigating a separate potential antitrust issue over the company's dominance in the Internet browser market.

The EC appointed a full-time trustee to ensure that Microsoft was unbundling Windows Media Player and Windows, as well as increasing interoperability between Microsoft applications and non-Microsoft work servers, after its 2004 ruling. It will now use technical consultants when necessary.

“The nature of the technical assistance...
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