The EU Commission acknowledges the withdrawal of a proposed joint acquisition in the digital rights management (DRM) industry (Microsoft / Time Warner / Contentguard)

"Mergers — Main developments between 1 January to 30 April 2005"* Microsoft and Time Warner had notified the Commission of their intention to acquire joint control of Contentguard. Contentguard is one of the main Digital Rights Management (DRM) patent-holders. The Commission launched an in-depth investigation on 25 August 2004, examining, in particular, the possibility for Microsoft to block

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  • JG Associates (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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John Gatti, Mary Loughran, The EU Commission acknowledges the withdrawal of a proposed joint acquisition in the digital rights management (DRM) industry (Microsoft / Time Warner / Contentguard), 15 March 2005, e-Competitions March 2005, Art. N° 38315

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