Microsoft Defends Licensing Change In $1B Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (March 2, 2012, 8:06 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. asked a federal court Friday to dismiss a $1 billion antitrust suit brought by PC-sharing company MiniFrame Ltd., saying copyright law lets Microsoft change license terms to keep multiple users from sharing one copy of Windows with MiniFrame's SoftXpand software.

Microsoft is “free to license its [intellectual property] on terms and at prices it sees fit,” particularly when a company like MiniFrame allows “the copying or sharing of Microsoft's IP” without permission, it said in a motion filed Friday in New York federal court....
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