The EU Court of First Instance partially upholds the Commission’s decision concerning an abuse of a dominant position in the PC operating system (Microsoft)

"The judgment of the Court of First Instance in the Microsoft case"*I. The 2004 Decision On 24 March 2004, the Commission adopted a decision pursuant to Article 82 EC concluding that Microsoft had abused its dominant position in the PC operating system market 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 its Windows Media Player with the Windows PC operating system. The Commission imposed a EUR 497,196,304 fine on Microsoft and ordered it to bring the above-mentioned infringements of Article 82 EC to an end [1]. In particular, the Commission ordered Microsoft to provide the interoperability information to interested undertakings and to offer a version

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  • DG COMP (Brussels)
  • European Commission (Brussels)
  • Belgian Competition Authority (Brussels)

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Thomas Kramler, Carl-Christian Buhr, Devi Wyns, The EU Court of First Instance partially upholds the Commission’s decision concerning an abuse of a dominant position in the PC operating system (Microsoft), 17 September 2007, e-Competitions September 2007, Art. N° 35915

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