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Microsoft Corp, v Commission of the European Communities

[2007] Case T-201/04

Case summary last updated at 27/01/2020 19:41 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Microsoft Corp, v Commission of the European Communities

Facts of Microsoft. Proceedings brought against Microsoft by commission on basis that Microsoft had abused its position of dominance on 2 accounts: 1. because they refused to provide info to competitors that would allow inter-operability between Microsoft servers. 2. because they had bundled the windows media player with Microsoft operating system so that anyone who bought a computer with Microsoft word installed would also get the media player. 

HELD: Microsoft lost this case Found to have abused dominance and subjected to fine of 495Million euros, highest ever fine under competition rules. And since then they provided new player that complies 

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