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Microsoft Ordered To Comply ! - 12/24/2004 9:20:36 PM   

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Brussels: Microsoft has failed to get sanctions ordered by the European Commission suspended and must now disclose secret protocols of its Windows software to rivals and market a version of Windows without its Media Player.

The EU's second-highest court dismissed Microsoft's application - part of a six-year battle between the US software company and the European authorities - in its entirety on Tuesday.

Bo Vesterdorf, president of the court of first instance, said the company had failed to prove it would suffer "serious and irreparable damage" if the sanctions or "remedies" were implemented at once.

His decision means PC manufacturers will be offered stripped-down or "degraded" versions of Windows without the Media Player music and video software next month and these should be available in European shops from February, according to Horacio Gutierrez, a senior Microsoft lawyer.

Mr Gutierrez said the technical protocols - not the secret source codes - required by rival operators wanting to provide work group servers that are interoperable with Windows would be posted on a special company website for licences immediately.

The commission found Microsoft guilty of abusing its dominant position on March 24, imposing a record fine of €497 million ($872 million), or 1 per cent of the company's cash, which was paid on June 29.

Michael Reynolds, a former legal adviser to Sun Microsystems, said the precedent would strengthen the commission's arm in acting against dominant companies.

Source : The Guardian
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