Saturday, October 21, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
DVDFab Debuts 4K Ultra HD Copy Software
Razer Unveils New Broadcasting Camera and Microphone
Microsoft's Cortana Gets Into Smart Speakers Market With Harman Kardon Invoke
Samsung, LG Electronics are Lagging in Autonomous Car Race
TSMC Raises Forecasts for 2017 Due to 10nm Demand, Outlines 7 and 5nm Roadmap
Samsung Said to Have Placed Huge EUV Equipment Order From ASML
Samsung Launches the Ruggedized Galaxy Tab Active2 for Business
Intel Capital Announces $60 million of New Investments in Data-Focused Startups
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > EU Init...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, January 14, 2008
EU Initiates New Investigations Against Microsoft


The European Commission opened a new antitrust probe against Microsoft on Monday into whether it unfairly tied its Web browser to the Windows operating system and made it harder for rival software to work with Windows.

The European Commission has decided to initiate two formal antitrust investigations against Microsoft concerning two separate categories of alleged infringements of EC Treaty rules on abuse of a dominant market position.

The first case where proceedings have been opened is in the field of interoperability in relation to a complaint by the European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS). The second area where proceedings have been opened is in the field of tying of separate software products following a complaint by Opera.

As regards interoperability, in its Microsoft judgment of 17 September 2007, the Court of First Instance confirmed the principles that must be respected by dominant companies as regards interoperability disclosures. In the complaint by ECIS, Microsoft is alleged to have illegally refused to disclose interoperability information across a broad range of products, including information related to its Office suite, a number of its server products, and also in relation to the so called .NET Framework. The Commission's examination focus on all these areas, including the question whether Microsoft's new file format Office Open XML, as implemented in Office, is sufficiently interoperable with competitors' products.

In a complaint by Opera, Microsoft is alleged to have engaged in illegal tying of its Internet Explorer product to its dominant Windows operating system. The complaint alleges that there is ongoing competitive harm from Microsoft's practices, in particular in view of new proprietary technologies that Microsoft has allegedly introduced in its browser that would reduce compatibility with open internet standards, and therefore hinder competition. In addition, allegations of tying of other separate software products by Microsoft, including desktop search and Windows Live have been brought to the Commission's attention. The Commission's investigation will focus on allegations that a range of products have been unlawfully tied to sales of Microsoft's dominant operating system.

"This initiation of proceedings does not imply that the Commission has proof of an infringement. It only signifies that the Commission will further investigate the case as a matter of priority," the EC said in a statement.


Previous
Next
Blogger Banned From CES Over Prank        All News        ReadDVD! UDF Disc Reader for Microsoft Vista Released
RIAA Continues College Deterrence Campaign Into 2008     General Computing News      Amazon to Sell Sony's DRM-free Music

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft to Buy Wind Energy From GE's new Wind Farm in Ireland
Microsoft Brings the Edge Browser to iOS and Android
Microsoft Announces First Windows S Devices, Brings cloud, AI and Mixed Reality to Businesses
Windows Creators Update Available in October
Microsoft Surface Devices Fail on Reliability
Microsoft Coco Framework Improves Performance and Governance Characteristics of Enterprise Blockchain Networks
New Microsoft keyboard brings Windows Hello to Windows 10 PCs
Microsoft pays up to $250,000 for Windows 10 bugs
Microsoft Paint isn't Dead Yet
Microsoft Reports Strong Profit on Cloud Demand
Microsoft to Bring Fast Internet to Rural Areas in the U.S.
Microsoft Azure Stack Now Available From Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .