The EU Court of First Instance rejects US software company’s request for interim measures (Microsoft)

"The Court of First Instance rejects Microsoft's request for interim measures concerning the Commission's decision of 24 March 2004"*1. The decision On March 24 2004, the Commission adopted a decision in Case COMP/C-3/37.792 — Microsoft — by which it concluded that Microsoft had abused its dominant position in PC operating systems in contravention of Article 82 EC by (i) refusing to provide interoperability information necessary for competitors to be able to effectively compete in the work group server operating system market and (ii) tying to its dominant PC operating system its streaming media player, Windows Media Player. The Commission imposed a fine of EUR 497.196,304 on Microsoft and ordered Microsoft to bring to an end its infringement of Article 82 EC (Article 4 of the

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Thomas Kramler, Nicholas Banasevic, Christoph Hermes, Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Jean Huby, The EU Court of First Instance rejects US software company’s request for interim measures (Microsoft), 22 December 2004, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2004, Art. N° 36866

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