Saturday, January 31, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
ASUS Announces The B85M-Gamer Mainboard
AT&T, Verizon Among Winners Of US Airwaves Auction
Apple Closes the Gap on Samsung Fourth Quarter's Worldwide Smartphone Shipments
Verizon To Let USers Opt Out Supercookies
Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 Options For The Enterprise
Jolla Tablet Returns to Indiegogo With A 64GB Version
BT Sees Ultrafast Broadband Not Coming Earlier Than 2025
Google To Change Privacy Policy After UK's Watchdog Investigation
Active Discussions
Why Double Logins ?
retrieving burned cd information
Writing Audio files on DVDs ?
Need major help with Gigabeat
New match-3 puzzle game launch now!
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
hello
 Home > News > General Computing > EU obje...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, October 29, 2004
EU objects to Microsoft-Time Warner deal


The European Commission plans to send formal charges to Microsoft and Time Warner next week, listing objections to their takeover of ContentGuard Holdings.

The software giant and Time Warner asked the European Commission earlier this year for permission to acquire 50-50 ownership of U.S. firm ContentGuard, which makes technology to protect digital files from illegal copying.

Digital technology is an increasingly important priority for movie and video makers, recording companies and software firms.

The European Commission reviews transactions for companies which do a large portion of their business in Europe in order to protect European consumers.

The European Union executive will say in its statement Of objections it is concerned the deal could create or boost a dominant position by Microsoft in the market for digital rights management.

The Commission is concerned the deal would also lead to the vertical integration of Microsoft in other markets.

Companies such as Microsoft and Time Warner are investing heavily in DRM technology to protect digital content.

Japan's Sony, the world's biggest consumer electronics company and also a content provider, licensed ContentGuard's DRM technology in 2002.

ContentGuard has been held largely by Xerox, which had provided much of the company's basic technology. Xerox is retaining a small equity investment in ContentGuard.

The Commission, which is conducting a four-month investigation of the deal, has a deadline of Jan. 6 to reach a decision.

For more information visit ZDnet.com.


Previous
Next
Progress on new internet domains        All News        Hitachi, Toshiba and Matsushita agree on joint venture for TV LCD panels
Progress on new internet domains     General Computing News      US sues 'song swappers'

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Brings Office To iOS and Android Devices
Microsoft Offers Power BI Business Intelligence Tools For Free
Microsoft Reports Second Quarter Results
Microsoft Launches the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 Smartphones
Microsoft Attacks Google Over Security Disclosures
Microsoft To Release Customer-centric Solutions This Spring
Tech Giants Support Microsoft In Data Fight With U.S.
Cortana Arrives in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain
Microsoft Creates Tools That Unlock the Power of Living Cells
Microsoft Acquires Mobile Email App Provider Acompli
Microsoft Accidentally Anounced Acquisition Of Acompli
Microsoft Offers Massive Music Deals For The Holidays

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .