Microsoft may face daily EU fine
Posted 22 December 2005 - 11:57 PM
Brussels said the software giant had failed to supply adequate information about its server programs.
Microsoft has five weeks to provide improved documentation before the daily penalties are imposed.
But the company pledged to contest the EU's "unjustified" demands by whatever means possible.
"We will contest today's statement to the full extent permitted under EU law, including a full oral hearing on these issues," Microsoft legal chief Brad Smith said in a statement.
I have been left with no alternative other than to proceed via the formal route to ensure Microsoft's compliance
Neelie Kroes, EU
He added that the firm had done its utmost to comply with the EU's demands, but Brussels kept changing the goalposts.
"We've shipped a new version of Windows, we've paid a historic fine, and we've provided unprecedented access to Microsoft technology to promote interoperability with other industry players," Mr Smith added.
"In total, we have now responded to more than 100 requests from the Commission."
In a landmark ruling in March 2004, the world's biggest software firm was found guilty of abusing its position, hit with a record fine and told to open up its operating systems.
Posted 23 December 2005 - 02:50 AM
Posted 23 December 2005 - 12:56 PM
MS do a good job and i wonder what most of the EU's computers in the modern court room are running
Posted 23 December 2005 - 05:33 PM
Posted 24 December 2005 - 11:39 AM
Posted 24 December 2005 - 12:34 PM
Posted 24 December 2005 - 02:24 PM
I totaly argree with you!
Posted 25 December 2005 - 01:40 AM
Posted 26 December 2005 - 03:51 AM
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Posted 26 December 2005 - 09:22 PM
Posted 26 December 2005 - 10:50 PM
Posted 26 December 2005 - 11:37 PM
Posted 27 December 2005 - 01:21 PM
If a reasonably well of guy stole an apple and a rich guy stole one, would you let the reasonably well guy off?
If you go into the profit making game, you stand and fall with the giants, otherwise you won't make it up top.
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