Microsoft vs EC round-up

The verdict and reaction...

Microsoft

Monday saw the long-awaited verdict to Microsoft's appeal of European anti-trust action. On all major points Microsoft lost its appeal, although the commission's imposition of a monitoring trustee has been overturned.

It's not necessarily the end of the road - if Microsoft can find a legal basis it could appeal to the final European court, the Court of Justice. On this page you can see all our coverage of the Court of First Instance verdict.

Microsoft vs European Commission: the verdict
Microsoft has lost its appeal against European Commission charges of anti-competitive behaviour.

Microsoft sets spinners on court verdict
Microsoft may have lost in court, but it quickly tried to win the war of media reaction via organisations like CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association and ACT (the Association for Competitive Technology) which both intervened in court on its side.

Microsoft thanks EU after losing its appeal
Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith has given the company's first response to the rejection of its appeal against the European Commission's anti-trust action.

Microsoft: no plan to appeal EC verdict for now
Microsoft has yet to decide whether to appeal the verdict of the Court of First Instance, according to the company's general counsel Brad Smith.

What does Microsoft's European defeat mean?
Microsoft today lost the majority of its appeal against the European Commission anti-trust decision. Microsoft will have to open up access to its server protocols, continue selling a version of its Windows operating system without Media Player, and pay a fine of at least €497m. ®

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